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Not Light But Fire How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversation – Education Article

Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the ClassroomBy Matthew R. Kay(Stenhouse, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Nicole Warchol “Why don’t we have teachers of color in our building?” one of my 7th graders asked me. Even though I am a faculty member on our high school student-run Race Matters Alliance group, I was caught off guard by this question during class and not unprepared to answer it. Conversations about racial inequity are happening: in our students’…

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23 Collaborative Art Projects That Bring out Everyone’s Creative Side – Education Article

Art can be an amazing uniting force in the world. Student art pieces often give teachers a look inside a child’s mind that they might not otherwise get. Collaborative art projects bring out the best in each participant, creating masterpieces that are so much more than the sum of their art. Here are some of the best collaborative art activities for kids in any grade. 1. Paint a river of rocks. Painted rocks are all the rage these days, but…

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