Kindness Doesn’t Equal Justice

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Being kind is key to creating a better world, but it isn’t the same thing as justice. Kindness that is rooted in justice isn’t always comfortable, but it’s necessary to create change that matters and affects marginalized students and communities. Kindness is a human way that we connect to each other, in both words and actions. Being kind to … Read More

Episode 23 | Featuring Hedreich Nichols

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Hedreich Nichols is a curriculum designer and Middle Years Program district edtech lead from North Texas. She is also an author and equity consultant helping teachers and districts amplify the voices of all students. With her Cherry Lake Publishing equity series books, What is Anti-racism? and What is the Black Lives Matter Movement?, as well as her upcoming Solution Tree title … Read More

EP86: Are They MY Students?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 86 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about a topic that arose during a broadcast of “The Drive” – whether or not we should be referring to students as “MY” Students. The conversation takes us into anti-oppressive and anti-racist language use, intergenerational trauma, and the inclusive or exclusive words that teachers use in the classroom. They … Read More

EP74: Are We Truly Disruptors?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 74 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav dive into a conversation about Disruption, and what it means to be a disruptor within Education. This episode definitely goes in many directions and also touches on some real deep points with respect to what disruption looks like with the Anti-racist framework, with technology, with hierarchy. Lots of themes are … Read More

What’s Your Superpower? Mine Is Teaching!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: In 2020, educators had on their “superhero” outfits to bring about an educational revolution. Superpower traits that were discovered last year involve striking a balance, creating empowering lessons with student input, discovering your network, digital learning platforms, technology, learning what you don’t know, connecting, being yourself, gathering feedback, and embracing change. As 2021 starts, a new year with new … Read More