Teach Central America Week: Oct. 5-11

Teaching for Change is hosting the second annual Teach Central America Week from October 5 – 11, 2020. Hundreds of teachers from 29 states and the District of Columbia have signed up to participate and organizations have endorsed the week. We have added several new resources for teaching about Central America to our website, including new books and […]

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Roberto Lovato Author Talk

Join Salvadoran American journalist Roberto Lovato, author of the new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas, for a virtual book talk. This event will take place during Teach Central America Week on October 6, 2020 from 5:00PM-6:30PM EST via Zoom and is hosted by Teaching for Change and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University […]

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Matt Herron, ¡Presente!

Activist photographer Matt Herron died in a glider crash on August 7, 2020. At 89, Herron had lived his life to the fullest and had a generous spirit. Every time we asked for permission to use a photo, not only did he respond affirmatively, he also waived any fees as long as they were used for […]

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Becoming a Teacher Book Launch

Join a book celebration and conversation on Becoming a Teacher with author Melinda D. Anderson and LaQuisha Hall, moderated by Tiffany Mitchell Patterson on September 1, 2020, 5pm PST/8pm EST. The event is hosted by Teaching for Change on the day of the book release. Acclaimed education writer Melinda D. Anderson shadowed award winning Baltimore teacher […]

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Teaching for Change Launches “Freedom Reads” Video Series for Parents and Educators

We are pleased to announce our new series, Freedom Reads: Anti-Bias Book Talk, a collection of short videos that give caregivers, parents, and educators the tools to evaluate children’s books using an anti-racist and anti-bias lens. “Children’s books are incredibly important to how children develop their sense of self, their connections to others, and their understanding of […]

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NMAI Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In Save the Date and Survey

Saturday, September 12, 2020 National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change will host the annual Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In online on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The focus this year is environmental justice, in particular food and climate. The day will […]

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Social Justice Books Featured on CNN Sesame Street Town Hall

Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? , was a special guest on the CNN Sesame Street Town Hall “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism” on Saturday, June 6. Tatum (featured in part 2 at 6.55 minutes ) responded to a question from a parent about how to teach young children to […]

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DCPS School, Families Continue Monthly Gathering Virtually

Bright smiles, children waving, and parents checking on each other was the introduction to this virtual parent meeting held on April 7, 2020. Principal Nikeysha Jackson and her team created a virtual version of our signature Parent-Principal Chat activity as a way for educators at West Education Campus (DCPS) to check in with families amidst […]

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Equity and Family Engagement COVID-19 Resources – A Brief List

In a rejection of the term “social distancing,” our colleague, Kwesi Rollins, of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), recently stated that while we may have to be physically distant during this challenging time, it doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t remain socially connected.  Teaching for Change staff and social justice-minded educators across borders are also mindful that […]

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Tips for Teaching Online Interactive Lessons

By Cierra Kaler-Jones Here are some suggestions for making online or remote lessons interactive to help teachers who are adapting with little time to prepare during the pandemic. Note that this was written when Zoom was the main online platform. That is shifting in many school districts, however, the overall approach may be adapted to […]

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