does this sound familiar?
YEAH, I’VE BEEN THERE TOO!
you’re a teacher or principal reading this and…
01. there’s an administrative problem
When I was dealing with microagressions in my daughter’s classroom I thought that I would be able to just email the teacher and get a meeting scheduled. What really happened is that I had to schedule a number of meetings with the school once I realized that best practices were not being followed on the admin side.
02. there is a professional development failure
As an educator or school governing body, self-reflection should be a constant practice. I have noticed that many education professionals are not willing to identify who they are, and where they are, with attention to the privileges and blind spots they have. and this inadvertently shows up in the classroom.
03. mistakes are not acceptable
Teaching is filled with constant changes and challenges. The most socially conscious teacher can still falter. In order to address mistakes and missteps, we must first acknowledge that they will happen and have the willingness to initiate courageous conversations – even when we are in the wrong.
IMAGINE HOW YOUR CLASSROOM COULD EVOLVE IF…
EVERYONE FEELS SEEN?
let me introduce…
THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE
As Zavier and Zara’s mom, it is important for me to speak and advocate for him and other students like them. What started as me creating resources for their school, and sharing them here on my blog because I refuse to be shushed away has transitioned into a desire to use my experience as a veteran educator and one really pissed mom to guide parents, teachers, and educators on how to handle cultural sensitivity on any school campus.
I’ve created the teacher’s lounge to:
how i can help
The email game is strong on this one! Let me audit your or your staff’s email etiquette and identify opportunities to pivot.
It’s not just classroom decor! Let’s schedule an in-person or virtual walkthrough to talk about any stereotypes, misrepresentations, or lack of representation in your art, supplies, and literature.
Let’s invite students and their families into the teacher’s lounge and listen openly to their experiences and suggestions for your classroom.
by working with a classroom equity consultant you can
Find opportunities to employ equitable practices that better classroom cultures and work environments.