Equity

Oh Hell Yes. NYPL Resurrects the Mobile Library

Oh Hell Yes. NYPL Resurrects the Mobile Library

What literacy does for individuals and families cannot be overstated. To many in our communities, bringing the books to them…
Teach FM: What the College Admissions Scandal Teaches Us About Equity and Education

Teach FM: What the College Admissions Scandal Teaches Us About Equity and Education

In this week’s episode, I examine what the recent college admissions scandal reveals about equity and education more broadly in…
Language is Always Susceptible to Bias. That Includes Algorithms.

Language is Always Susceptible to Bias. That Includes Algorithms.

All this digital stuff is comprised of software. And software is comprised of languages. That means, just like human languages,…
How to Boost Test Scores Without Changing Standards, Curricula, or Tests

How to Boost Test Scores Without Changing Standards, Curricula, or Tests

Let’s make a bet. I bet we can see impressive increases in achievement scores without touching academics. I’m not saying…
Is Love the Key to Learning?

Is Love the Key to Learning?

Columnist David Brooks penned a commentary in which he argues that students’ emotional relationships with instructors are essential to their…
This Video Will Forever Change the Way You Think About the Achievement Gap

This Video Will Forever Change the Way You Think About the Achievement Gap

I have seldom followed an academic colleague doing such strong empirical research aimed at so precise and necessary an end.…
Tom’s Tirade in 3,2,1: Why This Teacher Should Cry and You Should Too

Tom’s Tirade in 3,2,1: Why This Teacher Should Cry and You Should Too

Oh, hell no. Scrolling through LinkedIn recently, I saw this video posted by a top Influencer (one of those on…
Reports of Child Abuse Go Up the Day After Report Cards Go Out

Reports of Child Abuse Go Up the Day After Report Cards Go Out

Let’s all take a moment and let this sink in: increases of child abuse can be correlated with the release…
What’s the Right Way to Teach Thanksgiving? Watch This and Decide for Yourself.

What’s the Right Way to Teach Thanksgiving? Watch This and Decide for Yourself.

This PBS report does a sound job in presenting the realities of trying to teach Thanksgiving in schools. Specifically, the…
Brave, Not Perfect: A Message to Girls Around the World

Brave, Not Perfect: A Message to Girls Around the World

You ever notice how young and quickly the color pink becomes associated with femininity? I have. If we are to…
Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…
Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

I love Hans Rosling’s data-driven talks about how the world is getting healthier and wealthier, slowly and steadily. When the…
Ta-Nahisi Coates on How Schools Hold Children Back

Ta-Nahisi Coates on How Schools Hold Children Back

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers this poignant passage about his experience with school as a child. For…
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