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Didn't You Know That Hyphenated-Americans ARE Immigrants Too?

The New York Times newspaper publishes a series of articles called, “Race/Related”, and the latest article from the series discusses the hyphenated American.  It is so appropriate and timely that I, just yesterday, posted an image of recent protests underscored by a comment  that referenced hyphenated Americans in this nation of immigrants. 1,086 more words

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Here's Why We Must Teach Beyond the Textbooks

Many educators sincerely wish to enlighten and engage students by exploring black history in greater depth than standard curriculum currently permits. The experiences, stories, and significant societal impact of African-Americans has been very rarely explored in k-12 classroom settings and teachers must certainly be confused or uncertain about how to begin introducing new themes with relevance to learners. 1,176 more words

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Why Must We Celebrate Black History Month?

How many of these African-American pioneers can your students identify? February is celebrated nationally every year as Black History Month.

Why must educators celebrate Black History Month? 840 more words

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Culturally Inclusive Classrooms

A culturally aware and inclusive classroom recognizes that identity is complex and multi layered and encompasses race, gender and gender identity, socio-economic status, sexual identity, ethnicity, and religion. 451 more words

Creating Culturally Competent Classrooms

Parents Need a Listening Ear, BUT "Please don't talk to me like that!"

Even the most irate parents often want someone to listen to them more than they want someone to solve their problems. They may live in an environment where they feel no one listens. 790 more words

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Here's How to Manage Difficult Parents at School

One of the most daunting tasks that educators will face is interacting with hostile or aggressive parents. You or another faculty member did or said something to the parent or, more likely, his or her son or daughter. 1,190 more words

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"When you see something, say something"

1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical intimate partner violence, often called domestic violence. When in my early 20s, my life had been perfectly privileged. 1,283 more words

Cultural Competence