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Let Students Pronounce Themselves (On Pronouns and Identity) [Guest Post]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 4 Comments

But we must, of course, keep doing the work. We must constantly reimagine what we teach and how we teach it. We must make our schools places that welcome and center, rather than simply tolerate or accommodate, trans students and students of color.*

Here’s one move I made at the start of this school year: letting students pronoun/ce themselves on the first day.






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Microaggressions in School Culture

Kelly Wickham Hurst Guest Posts 4 Comments

I’m well aware that my role as an administrator took me directly out of conversations in the teacher’s lounge. My friends, who watched me take on this new role, joked that I’d “gone to the dark side.” Teachers and administrators are often pitted against one another in the education world …






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Education Giveth, Education Taketh Away [Guest Post]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 5 Comments

Education in the form of boarding schools caused so much destruction, pain, grief and struggle that our people are still feeling today. Boarding schools are the direct cause of many of our native languages now being extinct or endangered, the cause of so many lost ceremonies and so many people so far from our traditions and beliefs.

Education has stolen so much from us, but has the power to give it all back.











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Who Will Lead The Edu-Revolution? (Pulling The Race Card) [Guest Post]

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 5 Comments

We need a movement that doesn’t seek to “reform” or “refashion” an antiquated system, but desires to radically change it. We need educators who are just as familiar with Paulo Freire as they are with John Dewey, whose educational philosophy is rooted in a real and authentic sociology. Educators need to be race- and class-conscious, and view their work as a response to prevailing social problems.











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A Child’s First Teacher

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 4 Comments

[Today’s special guest is Anthony Mullen, 2009 Teacher of the Year and awesome writer. Feel free to tell us what you think about his post in the comments below.] Spring is in the air and I am surrounded by death. The countless small white headstones seem so clean, neat, tidy …






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Beautiful Bytes of Data

Jose Vilson Guest Posts 24 Comments

[Today’s special guest is Anthony Mullen, 2009 Teacher of the Year and awesome writer. Feel free to tell us what you think about his post in the comments below.] The young man wearing blue jeans and a red and white polo shirt is anxious. He frequently looks at his watch, …