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Black History Month

The kiddos have been testing all week for the whole day. Today, we finally got a short test, so we were able to do some learning! 221 more words

A People's Curriculum for the Earth - book review

Review by Nick Grant

A People’s Curriculum For The Earth
Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis
Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart Rethinking Schools 2014… 1,188 more words

¡Mira, Look!: Encounter

A few weeks ago the U.S. observed Columbus Day, a holiday which many have questioned. Outspoken critics have rejected the notion that Columbus ‘discovered’ America and ushered in an era of civilization, arguing instead that his arrival resulted in the domination and genocide of thousands of indigenous peoples throughout the Americas and Native Americans in the US. 1,083 more words

¡Mira, Look!

Beyond the Multicultural and Diverse Classrooms: How Social Class, Religion, and Geography Plays a Role in Shaping Children's Understanding of Diversity

Why Multicultural?

As an educator in a multicultural urban area, I am no doubt a believer in teaching cultural diversity in the classroom. This can be done in many ways such as providing books with story lines about characters who represent many ethnicities and races, or putting up posters depicting people of various backgrounds. 1,445 more words

Early Childhood Education

Education Factory

“Education Factory,” a new illustration in the Fall 2014 issue of Rethinking Schools. The cover theme of the issue “Teaching in Black and White,” with a number of very sharp and inspiring essays about race in the classroom. 22 more words


Keeping sane in an insane world

That sums up how I am feeling today about teaching and my school. I love what I do, but sometimes it’s REALLY hard to keep the big picture in my head. 708 more words

En la Clase: Rethinking Conquest and Colonization

In just a few weeks, Monday October 13th will be observed as Columbus Day.  Banks will close, stores will have special sales, and many students will learn about how Christopher Columbus ‘discovered’ the Americas. 583 more words

En La Clase