Sonja and Tricia discuss Sonja’s recent adaptation of Stamped for Kids, the myriad forces that continue to inhibit the work of antiracism, and why opportunities like IREL are so important. (continue reading)
Committing to an inclusive, representative, and equitable language arts curriculum is important and challenging work. Where do you begin?
You begin with the mission of the #DisruptTexts movement. (continue reading)
When we, Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul and Tricia Ebarvia, began imagining what IREL could be, we knew we wanted a space where teachers could take the necessary time to reflect deeply on their practices and work for transformative change in their classrooms, schools, and communities. (continue reading)
Listen in or watch as Dr. Sonja Cherry Paul and Tricia Ebarvia talk about centering racial equity in our literacy practices and their upcoming (virtual!) Institutes for Racial Equity in Literacy. #IREL20 (continue reading)
In what ways are certain topics treated as taboo in our classrooms and why? How often do we avoid talking and writing about race because we fear what others might say? If we avoid controversial issues, how will our students learn how to have civic discussion of such issues? (continue reading)
This month, we look inward to understand how we ourselves develop empathy, so we can integrate experiences that foster empathy in students, as well as lead us toward more inclusive decision-making in our schools. (continue reading)