Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here's the list - Lily's Blackboard

What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here's the list - Lily's Blackboard:

What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here’s the list

Are you wondering what articles from this blog were the most read, shared, talked about in 2016? Here they are! (Yes, you can still comment and share your favorites).

Instead of “going back to school” let’s do this!
“Going back” marks a return, a gearshift into reverse. That’s not for us! We’re going forward into unchartered territory, because every year is different from years past. Whether we’re teachers, school bus drivers, counselors, faculty members, financial aid administrators, or lunch ladies, we have a gift: the chance to start over every single year, to “do it all again but even better.” Is this a great profession, or what? Full article here.
MSNBC: Lily on Betsy DeVos’ nomination as Education Secretary.
Lily spoke with MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education. Yes, the word "horrible" was used. Watch the video. 
What will we tell our children this time?
(Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)
NEA members are public service professionals, and we have a special bond with the men and women who devote their lives to securing the safety of all of us. But we are also concerned about institutional racism and the way minorities are sometimes viewed and treated by police. Read more here.
The absence of teachers of color, isn’t just a problem for non-white students.
The absence of teachers of color – some refer to it as a “disappearance crisis” – isn’t just a problem for non-white students; it is a problem for all students.  Full article here.
When a student asks: Am I going to die?
One after another, these educators told me their stories. Stories of their own families and stories of the students. For over a year, the residents of Flint – the What did you read, talk about in 2016? Here's the list - Lily's Blackboard:

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