It seems that to keep schools open is to condemn an entire population to exposure to COVID, or worse. But if we transition to online learning, we risk an increase in the opportunity gap through the lack of resources. It's a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.
The ‘Sad Firsts’ of This School Year
I hope that, by sharing this, teachers can relate and feel that they are not alone.
A Beginner’s Guide to Calm Corners
They're trendy. They're controversial. But what does it mean to have a space in your room for kids to "calm down"?
When ‘Those Kids’ Don’t Look Like ‘Those Kids’
What happens when kids experiencing trauma don't look like kids experiencing trauma?
Put on Your Own Mask: Secondary Trauma for Educators
When the cumulative emotional and psychological burden of carrying the weight of our student’s trauma gets too heavy, teachers are at risk to develop secondary trauma.
A Letter to the Parents of my Students
To the moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, guardians, foster parents, and everyone who takes on the task of raising the former, present, and future students in my classroom.
When the World is a Trigger: Understanding Children with Trauma
"For abused children, the whole world is filled with triggers." ~Bessel Van Der Kolk