How to do a library diversity audit

7 tips for educators Create a place where all students lives are seen and valued. Expand the idea of what The post How to do […]

#vted Reads: Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

With Ally Oswald In this episode of #vted Reads, I return to my old stomping grounds at Green Mountain Union The post #vted Reads: Reaching […]

Equity, identity & art

Tracing a middle level social identity unit Identity. Oppression. Social justice. Structural racism. Liberation. These are some intense ideas to The post Equity, identity & […]

Hate At Schools - An Infographic

Source: ASIDE 2019 Larger PDF Image Our students often ask us, "Why we can't end hate?" We only wish we had a definitive answer. It's […]

Building A Cohesive Community — Where Educators Become Neighbors

Source: Michael Maslin, The New Yorker; Condi Nast; Art.com (for sale) One of our favorite New Yorker cartoons by Michael Maslin depicts a woman at […]

When Intent Meets Agency: Reimagining A Curriculum Based on Social Justice

Source: ASIDE 2019 Inventing an entire social justice curriculum from scratch can be daunting. It turns out, most well-conceived courses already touch on issues of […]

Social Justice With Young Learners: Using The Read Aloud To Promote Empathy

Source: ASIDE 2019 Tackling social justice with young learners is more important now than ever before; it is also a lot easier to bring into […]

#vted Reads: The 57 Bus with Caitlin Classen

In this episode of #vted Reads, we talk about the 57 Bus by Dashka Slater. Based on a real-life incident, this book chronicles the experiences […]

Black History Month: Words For A Just World

Source: Student - ASIDE 2019 It seems this year we've gravitated toward the power of words. Our main bulletin board for the middle school is […]

(re)Building community

Breaking bread & stereotypes with formerly incarcerated Vermonters Food and community are inextricably linked. Birthdays, funerals, weddings, holidays: a meal with family and friends is […]

Visual Thinking And Human Rights Day

Source: @StefRosenthal; ASIDE 2018 We just thought these second-grade drawings were too good not to share. In an effort to celebrate Human Rights Day on […]

Commemorate The 70th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Source: TED Ed The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on December 10, 1948. This Monday marks the 70th […]

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