Category Archives: Defining equity

Picture Book Addict? Join Us August Picture Book 10 for 10 by Cathy Mere

Picture Book Addict? Join Us August Picture Book 10 for 10 by Cathy Mere.  

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If you need money, here are some ideas….

If you need money, here are some ideas…..

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Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty

Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty.

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Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller

Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Hear ye! Hear ye! This is a very important announcement. Today,  I will re teach and we will learn the meaning of two important words: equality and equity. They have the same beginning and the same end, but they do not … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
Last Friday night, I met my new students. Seeing children investigating our classroom for the first time, it finally felt like home. Walking around the room visiting families, I overheard Maggie tell her mother,…

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Work ethic: Pride and responsibility in students work

I just finished reading the book: The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman. It was a good book; the kind that is thought provoking and pushes one to action. I would encourage you to read it, if you haven’t. In the following … Continue reading

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Inequity and injustice

Dear Friends, This post is not about inequity and injustice in education, but nevertheless it is injustice! This what my friend a service man has to say. Please pay attention: Eldwin Gajate Please spread this as widely as possible. 500,000 … Continue reading

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What does the courage to teach and equity in education have in common?

Few months ago, I wrote that equity and social justice in education is work of the heart.  I thought not many people would understand my plea because I am not God to change a heart. However, I know now I … Continue reading

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What is the correlation among these variables: engagement, relevance and equity?

  Engagement has to do with relevance. Relevance is the condition of” being connected” or when something is pertinent. In other words students are engage in a lesson when there is something for them.  How do we achieve engagement? I don’t … Continue reading

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