When adults fail to address the needs of kids, what happens next? Well, if you're Marley Dias, you take matters into your own hands and start a movement entitled #1000BlackGirlBooks, where you aim to get at least 1000 books with non-white characters into schools. Then you smash that goal and make it over 10,000 books … Continue reading Marley Dias Taking Action
This morning, I was sent this article about growing up in Ireland with 'unmanageable' Afro hair. It made me sad for the writer, but also hopeful that she eventually gained a healthier perspective on this aspect of her ethnicity. It might seem trivial to focus on such a story when it's about appearance but this … Continue reading What’s hair got to do with enquiry learning?
Photo by Ernest Brillo on UnsplashI'm an international school teacher. My specialisms are Humanities, EAL and Digital Literacy. I have huge diversity in the classroom. Great!Here's my conundrum:1 school.1 community of learners.1 dominant teacher nationality.BUT60 student nationalities.1700 unique individuals each with their own complex stories.SOWhat will connect them?Where to begin?Maybe by caring.Maybe by asking questions and listening to the responses.I'm not sure, … Continue reading Diversity in the Classroom
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