It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

Frederick Douglass

We believe that making a difference means more than just talking about it – it requires thoughtful action and an understanding of the bigger picture. Here is a collection of work as it lives in the real world and across the internet. Like it, share it and use it to pave your road to better education.

We got this.

Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.

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Building Better Heroes with Cornelius Minor

Kwame Alexander Interview

Feedback and Love

Units of Study

Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grade 8

Eighth graders begin the year with a unit focused on investigative journalism, writing vivid narratives on social activism. Writers elevate their skills as literary essayists in the second unit, making arguments and counterarguments about themes in texts. In the final unit, students craft research -based position papers, using principled arguments, drawing on evidence, and addressing multipleperspectives.

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An Open Letter to Teachers

The power of inquiry as a generative problem solving space for educators is discussed in the post, where Kass suggests we embrace the power of process and practice instead of perfection in our learning spaces.