Nikki Griffin, a North Carolina High School Social Studies teacher, describes her transformation to becoming an anti-racist teacher and shares videos she created as a result of embracing being anti-racist.Read more "Don’t Be Afraid to be Anti-Racist"
Samantha Rainwater, a South Carolina high school English teacher, discusses the impact of language objectives as teachers implement disciplinary literacy in the classroom.Read more "Supercharging our Content Teaching with Language Objectives"
Kim Dunbar, a SC middle school social studies educator, shares how she introduced historical fiction in her classroom to support student learning of content and background knowledge development.Read more "How I’m Surviving The Earthquake of 2019"
Lexington Hendricks, a South Carolina High School teacher, shares how you can ensure that your classroom libraries are accessible and culturally sustaining.Read more "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and the Classroom Library"
James Campbell, a South Carolina High School Spanish teacher, shares how his students questioned an element of culture and re-imagined a highly recognizable piece of Mexican culture.Read more "Lotería: The Reimagining"
Mr. Steven Jernigan, a South Carolina English Language Arts teacher, explores how pairing YA novels with the literature curriculum creates a more culturally sustaining and responsive classroom.Read more "Seeing Themselves in the Text: Exploring How Critical Literacy Aids in Student’s Examining Their Position in the Spaces They Occupy"
Antoinetta J. Rogers, a South Carolina High School English teacher, explores the impact of using the correct pronunciation of student names as a culturally responsive practice.Read more "What’s in a Name?"
Kim Ferrari, a South Carolina High School English teacher, shares the way young adult literature, by Black authors, can provide a window into the experiences Black students face and how YA literature can be used by white teachers in their quest to learn more about their students and become allies.Read more "Truth Finding in Young Adult Literature"
Elizabeth McCauley McDonald, a South Carolina assistant principal, encourages teachers to hear beyond their emergent bilingual students’ accents, if one exists, and embrace student language and culture as knowledge wells to promote student growth.Read more "Listening Beyond the Accent: Valuing the Emergent Bilingual Students in our Schools"
Hannah Kottraba, a SC teacher, discusses how she used digital literacy to increase student and parent engagement and participation in an instructional unit.Read more "Breaking the Mold: Using Digital Literacy Outside the Traditional Classroom"