Equity Resources

Why your time off is worth fighting for – Education Article

Katrina Onstad is a writer whose first nonfiction book is called, The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork. I read The Weekend Effect this fall, and knew immediately I needed to have Katrina on the show to share her research with teachers. She has a fascinating insight into the history of the weekend and the 40-hour workweek, and explains how technology has in some ways sent us backward in workers’ rights. We’ll…

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4 things your school psychologist wishes you knew about sped referrals… – Education Article

My guest today is the school psychologist version of me. Dr. Rebecca Branstetter and I met about 12 years ago when we were both new to education blogging, and it’s been amazing how our life paths have paralleled in so many ways. She’s the author of the School Psychologist’s Survival Guide and several books on parenting kids with special needs, such as The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Executive Functioning Disorder and The Conscious Parent’s Guide to ADHD. Her expertise in supporting students…

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Supporting students (and ourselves) in expressing our full range of emotions – Education Article

My guest today is a woman whose book changed my life and my marriage. Soraya Chemaly is an activist, award-winning writer, and media critic. Her recent book, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger, was named the best book of 2018 by Fast Company, Psychology Today, Book Riot, and The Washington Post.  For me personally, it’s been one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. I got three chapters in and said to my husband, “You have got…

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4 myths about great teaching debunked – Education Article

You might know Jennifer Gonzalez from her incredible website and podcast–both are titled Cult of Pedagogy and are a wealth of information on the topic she’s most passionate about (apart maybe from CrossFit). And that’s helping teachers develop and implement amazing lessons. Jenn draws from her experience as a high school English teacher and a professor as she researches best teaching practices and shares them in a way that is practical and easy to implement in the classroom right away.…

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How to raise expectations (and have students rise to meet them) – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: There’s a lot of research out there about what it means to be a warm demander but what I’m hoping to add to the conversation with this episode is a personal touch: What exactly does being a warm demander look like? “The warm demander” approach isn’t something that’s brand new.  In fact, the term was coined by Judith Kleinfeld back in 1975.  It’s an equity approach, grounded in showing students that you care…

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Cornelius Minor on teachers as agents of change – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Cornelius Minor talks about his new book and how teachers can be agents of change in their community.  Today I’m talking with Cornelius Minor, a Brooklyn-based educator and staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. He’s just released a new book called “We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be.”   In our conversation, we’re going to discuss some of the key…

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