Equity Resources

Why teachers are historically overworked & undervalued (and how to disrupt the pattern) – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: An edu-history lesson with Jennifer Binis on why teachers are overworked and undervalued. As educators, we talk a lot about how teachers are poorly paid and how unrealistic the demands are. But we don’t talk nearly as much about how things got to be this way. We need to understand the societal norms, institutional structures, gender dynamics, and so on that got us where we’re at today in order to be able to…

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A crash course on trauma-informed teaching – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’m giving you an overview of and a solid foundation for understanding trauma-informed teaching practices. You’ll learn ways that trauma impacts students and what we can do to support kids without carrying the weight of that trauma ourselves. I’ll also provide specific dos and don’ts to make it easier to navigate this in your classroom.  Trauma-informed teaching is not a curriculum, set of prescribed strategies, or something you need to “add to your plate.”…

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Why are most teachers white women, and how can we attract and support a diverse faculty? – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’m interviewing Dr. Travis Bristol on how we can attract, support, and build relationships with teachers of color … and why that’s so important for ALL teachers AND kids.  My guest today is Dr. Travis Bristol,  Travis is a former teacher and currently works at UC Berkley. A big part of his research agenda is centered on practices and policies that support teachers of color. Travis is also the principal investigator for…

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What’s considered “enough” lesson support to help kids be successful? – Education Article

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, you’ll hear a coaching call where I’m exploring the issue of whether a teacher can ever feel like s/he’s offered “enough” learning support and re-teaching. The questions of What is enough? Am I doing enough? tend to weigh perpetually on teachers. I think it’s really hard to find the answer because no one wants to be accused of giving teachers permission to do less or imply they should give up on kids.…

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