I am so proud of the White, Asian and Latinx educators throughout SFUSD who are taking the time this month to focus on Black achievements and culture. This simple act is one way we push back on hate. For the first time in I don’t know how long, my daughters’ school has planned schoolwide celebrations […]
You may know about Alice Walker, as the acclaimed author of The Color Purple. But are you aware of her other work as a poet and essayist and activist?
OK… so in case you didn’t know… black people invented stories. Seriously! It’s true! You can read about it by learning about one of my favorite folktale heroes… Ananse the Spider
In case you missed this… here’s a little Monday inspiration for you… AGAIN in the form of Marley Dias who initiated a book drive campaign to collect 1000 books with black female characters.
Having kids write book reviews is a great way to help them improve their writing and thinking about what they read in the process. Here’s how!
This is the first in a series of posts on personal narrative and storytelling. Stay tuned for more posts on this theme! Wow! We all have a story to tell. Each and every one of us. Telling these stories is important. It matters… Our Stories Matter! Recently, I rediscovered StoryCorps, a great resource for teachers […]
In continuing my series of Monday Inspiration posts, I’m sharing this video which reminds us to be true to ourselves and live a life with intention.
Did you know April is Poetry Month? Celebrate your love of poetry with the kids in your life with these great events and resources!
This is so AMAZING! Thank you Ernestine Johnson for this amazing thoughtful answer…
It turns out my natural proclivity to write is ACTUALLY a healthy survival instinct. New research shows it may help us manage stress and heal the body.