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Legendary: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

You will not be able to stay home, brother.
You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. 490 more words

Cultural Competence

Working with Parents Who Have a History of Trauma

When working with families who are under stress, it is important to consider how past trauma may affect parents. Many parents who seek help from community agencies or come  to the attention of child welfare system have experienced some form of trauma. 628 more words

Education Management

Because No Meaningful Partnership Develops Without Questions

Asking questions is an important component of the partnering process with parents and adult caregivers. If we wish to empower, advocate, ally, or partner with parents, we must begin by asking questions. 855 more words

Education Management

Sacrificing Actual Learning for Standardized Testing

It’s day two of MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in the my classroom. We have a day to go. I’m vacillating between immense, crushing boredom (I’ve already given every student a spirit animal, and a superhero name), and intense fury that we actually had to drop one of our yearly novels to do it. 345 more words


SOWK#3: What is Diversity?

I have two cool things to share on this blog related to social work. First, on March 15th, I officially applied to be accepted into the SOWK program! 527 more words

Social Work

Why Do 13 Million Children Come To School Hungry?

As a former middle school teacher, I had students who would come to school hungry. I am certain because, while students were silently doing classwork, on occasion, I could hear the sounds of growling stomachs. 925 more words

Education Management