Just recently, I came across a post entitled, ‘Where are my people at?’ written by Rusul AlRubail. It was exactly what I’ve been thinking about for the last year. I knew that it was time to move into a new era in my life as a blogger. I’ve spoken candidly about being the only teacher of color, or person of color within my environments. I’ve also spoken about the journey to finding my own voice. These experiences have intersected in a way that have made me long to find others who may have similar stories. Others who are passionate about change, about advocacy, about this work.
I thought a lot about the title of the post. I thought about how it would be perceived. There are going to be people that don’t get it….but this post is not for you. It’s for the people who need it. It’s for brown and black teachers who are looking to connect with others who are sharing their stories and work through blogs. It’s for the white teachers who looking for ideas on how to meet the needs of their black and brown students. It’s for teachers who are looking to create meaningful change in this profession for the sake of our students across the country. It’s for teachers who are looking to expose, question and change the elements of our educational system that seek to subjugate rather than educate. These blogs are connection points for you. You are not alone. You are welcome. Your questions, your passion, your heart for this work are all welcome with these bloggers…in these spaces. You. are. home.
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Run. Don’t walk to follow them on twitter. Seriously.
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As an ELL teacher she has a unique perspective on teaching that always leaves me thinking how I can make the transition better for my own learners!
Posts from Rusul that inspired me:
Blogging as a Self-Reflective Tool is Overrated
Stop Tone Policing
3 Activities to try with your ELL’s
The Tutu Teacher
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Discussing Identity with Kindergarten Students
The Tale of the Tutu Teacher
The Edified Listener
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Conversations that Matter
Managing Bias in the Classroom
Black History Month: Purpose & Progress
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