Implicit Bias

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Implicit bias is when people hold ideas about groups of people without consciously realizing it. Directly teach students about bias so that they can identify it and stop it when they see it. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Blog Reflection Questions: Why is it important to consider implicit bias? How do you plan on addressing implicit bias when … Read More

Leveling the Playing Field With Enrollment in AP and Honors Courses

Jerod Phillips Sr.Blog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Black and brown kids are underrepresented in higher-level courses such as honors and AP. We need to move the conversation away from grades and towards experiences. How can we encourage kids to get into the habit of challenging themselves? A Personal Experience Your PLN will push you towards conversations that you won’t see coming. This happened to me during … Read More

A Heart in the Write Place

Brad HughesBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: This article is an interview with Dennis Mathew—an author, innovator, and speech-language pathologist in Oklahoma. We can’t ignore racism and things that are not right in the world, but we can bring the light. Dennis makes sure healing is infused into all of his works and that they can easily be used in the classroom setting. Self-discovery is a … Read More


Jason LimBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Let’s #stopthehate so we can live in a better society for our kids and for their kids.  If you see a student getting harassed, educate, intervene, and discuss. Do not ignore it! #stopthehate So May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  In this blog, I would like to go over the struggles and triumphs my family and I have had … Read More