So when I walked into an incredibly diverse Title 1 school on my first day of teaching, I was completely unprepared. This job has forced me to really look inward, examine my own biases and prejudices, and learn to do better. In this post, I want to share 5 tips for other white teachers who also want to do better for our students of color.
Slay by Brittney Morris is a groundbreaking novel in many ways. Morris has found a way to merge difficult racial conversations with the world of online video games. These two topics are always ones that immediately engage my high school students. In this blog post, I’ll explain why Slay by Brittney Morris should be the newest YA novel in your classroom library.
Are you looking for a sharp, witty read for your high school classroom library? Carry On by Rainbow Rowell is a hilarious romp that is equal parts romance, adventure, and mystery.
Lately, I’ve been receiving e-mails and TPT questions like this: I really want to teach The Hate U Give. I know my students would love it. I know they NEED it! But I’m getting pushback from my principal/school/district. What do I do if my school won’t let me teach The Hate U Give?
This is great for your real readers–the ones who love big books, love series, and like to “live” in the worlds that they read about. Anyone who is a fan of Harry Potter or Tolkien will love this book!