2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In New York

On September 28, 2019, nearly 150 educators gathered for the 2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-in hosted by Teaching for Change and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian New York.  The day was filled with talks and workshops on teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences today. Speakers and workshops featured classroom resources for […]

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Teaching for Change Summer 2019 Interns Blog

This blog documents the work and insights of the 2019 Teaching for Change summer interns. It is written by the interns themselves, Hannah Russell-Hunter and Raegan Loheide. There are also shorter entries by two interns working remotely this summer, Mohammed Bappe and Conner Suddick.  Week One (June 1 – 7) June 1 Hannah: On the morning […]

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Stories from Teaching for Change Partner Schools 2018-2019

Imelda Marroquin: After 10+ Years, Fifth Grade Parent Honors School Principal Parents Give Visibility to Autism and Bilingualism as Roving Readers Questions Big and Small: A Parent Leader’s Journey How Parent Read Alouds in the Classroom Benefit Parents as Well as Students Parents Lead Multicultural, Anti-Bias Read Alouds as Roving Readers Imelda Marroquin: After 10+ […]

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Teaching How to Combat Hate: Drawing Lessons from Stories of Survivors

“The mainstream news media often covers the perpetrators of hate crimes, but seldom do we hear the voices of survivors,” Arjun Sethi explained to the close to 20 educators gathered for a workshop on his book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (The New Press, 2018). The workshop was held on the evening of May 9, […]

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Welcome to Our New Board Members

The Teaching for Change board and staff are pleased to welcome Nancy Raquel Mirabal and Tiffany Mitchell Patterson to the board of directors. Both of them have been long-time allies of the organization and will now bring their invaluable expertise to the strategic planning and governance of Teaching for Change. Nancy is a historian with […]

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Uplifting Stories from Our Classrooms

On March 14, 2019, eight D.C. teachers reminded everyone of the joys of teaching with moving stories from their classrooms. The event was organized by Stories from Our Classrooms alumni and held in the American Poetry Museum in the Brookland neighborhood of D.C. The space was filled to standing room only with fellow teachers, family […]

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New Website: Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA)

We are proud to announce the launch of the Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) website. From 1954-1970, the VIA provided athletic, art, academic, and leadership opportunities for African-American high school students in Virginia. The story of the VIA is the inspiring story of African-American parents, educators, and schools working together to provide enriching […]

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Thank You Nqobile Mthethwa

In the fall of 2017, Nqobile Mthethwa joined the Teaching for Change staff as a fellow with a focus on the Zinn Education Project. Having just graduated from the University of Virginia, the fellowship was designed to allow Nqobile time to explore work with a social justice organization that aligned with many of her own […]

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National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action February 4-8

Next week is the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action! This campaign promotes a set of national demands based on the Black Lives Matter guiding principles that focus on improving the school experience for students of color. Educators across the country will engage students in lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, Black history, and anti-racist movements. […]

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Teaching for Change Featured in Sir Ken Robinson’s New Book on Family Engagement

Sir Ken Robinson is the internationally acclaimed educator and author who caught the attention of many with a viral video that illustrated his 2014 TED Talk, “Changing Education Paradigms.” Robinson has continued to write and speak about the challenges and opportunities in education since then, and in 2018 published a new book that focuses on […]

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