Everyday Black History: How to Incorporate Black History into Homeschooling

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Take 18% Off Your Dream In STEAM Box!

Do your kids/students love science? Are you looking for a new way to introduce STEM/STEAM related concepts in a fun, engaging, and affordable way? Continue reading “Take 18% Off Your Dream In STEAM Box!”

Dream In STEAM: A Science Box Made by a Homeschooling Science Teacher

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9 African-Centered Curricula and Online Courses You Needed Yesterday!

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Black Excellence

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Shifting the Conversation Away from Thanksgiving

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A Seat at the Table: Board Gaming Is For Us Too

Why are our Black and Latinx youth so addicted to their screens? It’s not only the TV screens, but also their ipods, androids, iphones, ipads, you name it! They love playing games, but they limit themselves to video games creating more social isolation than we are used to. In an article published by “TheGrio,” the author reminds us, “Studies indicate Blacks, Hispanics and those in lower socioeconomic groups play, spend more time, and buy more video games than other groups. According to The Kaiser Family Foundation, African American youth between the ages of 8 and 18 play games 30 minutes more per day than White youth, while Hispanics play an average of 10 minutes more”. 

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3 Lessons Learned When Bringing to Life Culturally Responsive Practices

I often like to say that being culturally responsive is a lot like being in love… because being in love is as much about what you do in the context of a loving relationship as it is about why you do it. In my work as an equity-focused consultant to schools, I spend as much time talking about mindsets that support equitable outcomes as I do planning (and co-planning) the implementation of strategies. Just like being in love, a gesture has meaning in context. I regularly remind educators, it is never the strategy alone that makes a master teacher effective. It is the masterful teacher that makes effective use of the strategy.

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Confronting Racism in Teacher Education

I’m excited to share with you all a newly published book by a colleague of mine, Dr. Bree Picower!  Confronting Racism in Teacher Education: Counter Narratives of Critical Practice is a compilation of stories from socially conscious educators of Color sharing their experiences and approaches towards advancing racial justice.  Check out the original description below:

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Celebrating Women’s History Doesn’t Have to Look Exclusively White

 

By Chemay Morales-James

Growing up, I never felt completely connected with identifying as a feminist.  It wasn’t because I was oblivious to the continued misogyny and social inequities me and my girls continued to experience on a daily, but when women’s rights were brought up in high school and college, they almost never included the voices of women of color nor was there any acknowledgement of the racist, patriarchal division that was ironically upheld by White women during the suffrage and other movements.  In fact, the recent Women’s March on Washington received much criticism from Black & Brown activists in how it initially left out women of color and was protected by law enforcement during the mass protests, which is a stark contrast to the militarized police that often make themselves present during protests lead by Black and Brown communities.

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