The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers

By DAVID JACKSON APRIL 15, 2017 The fact that my skin color matches that of my students doesn’t give me any superpowers as an educator. But it does give me the ability to see them in a way that’s untarnished by the stereotypes, biases and cultural disconnects that fuel inequality and injustice — like the…

This YA Book About Police Brutality Just Became A Top Seller

“The Hate U Give” explains the Black Lives Matter movement from the perspective of a teen.  By Maddie Crum On the night of Nov. 9, 2016, and into the morning of Nov. 10, Twitter was inundated with parents wondering how they would explain President Donald Trump’s unpredicted win to their children when they woke up….

Pixar Studios Offers Free Storytelling Lessons Online

1. We are all storytellers What makes a story great? What makes someone a good storyteller? Storytelling is something we all do naturally, starting at a young age, but there’s a difference between good storytelling and great storytelling. In this lesson you’ll hear from Pixar directors and story artists about how they got their start…