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Addressing Microaggressions: Exploring Assumptions and Stereotypes

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School Microaggression. It’s one of those terms that can draw a lot of ire. But is it really “a thing”? According to Dr. Derald Wing Sue, “Microaggressions are … Continue reading

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Properly Pronouncing Students’ Names (And Why It’s Important)

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series. Someone asked me recently if I liked my name. “Yes,” I replied without thinking twice. I’ve always liked my name: Erin. Having married a Spaniard and lived in Spain for almost two … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Respect: Preventing and Addressing Bias-Based Bullying

By Christa M. Tinari, coauthor of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School (available March 2017) Race. Class. Gender identity. Sexual orientation. Immigration status. Religion. Ability. Differences! Let’s talk about them during National Bullying Prevention Month. The most recent … Continue reading

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#WeNeedDiverseTeachers: Why Diversity Among School Staff Matters

By Evelyn M. Randle-Robbins, M.A., author of The Hands-On Guide to School Improvement I remember growing up in the 70s and not seeing a toy doll that looked like me, a black girl. Today, if you peruse the doll section … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Being Inclusive—In Books and Beyond

Recently a television ad for a cleaning product depicted a dad with only one hand doing household tasks and interacting with his kids. Nothing in the ad addressed his missing left hand; it was simply about the cleaning product being … Continue reading

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