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Whats the halloween tradition like at your school? Do you celebrate? I went as Ms. Frizzle 3 years ago and the kids loved it.

Shoutout to any male educators of color in this bowl!! My nephew has his first Black male teacher in Elementary school this year and he’s so excited to have a teacher that looks like him 😭

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A coworker I share the hall with asked for a sub next week so she could go to her cousins funeral, since they were very close. Admin denied the request because it isn’t immediate family, even though a… more

Anyone watch the new episode tonight? No spoilers but I loved it, Gregory and Janine are my new Leslie & Ben/ Jim & Pam. Also I can’t get enough of Mr. Johnson 😂😂

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Happy to join. Although our degrees and credentials come on white paper, there is a culture we bring to the schools as people of color...WE PAY THE PRICE!!!

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Are paras invited too?

Hey y’all and welcome (for those of you that are new) to the Educators of Color Bowl! This is a space to chat about all things education, and to share the challenges, success stories and experiences y… more

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How are y’all doing this year?

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What does it mean to be an educator of color?

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I’m curious about how your districts handle wearing BLM apparel. I recently got in trouble for wearing a BLM shirt, but my school had no policy in place to justify their decision to have me remove the… more

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Does your school acknowledge Black History Month and if so, how is it celebrated?

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Educators of Color, where y'all at!?!? 😂

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Does anyone have experience with building a mentorship program or affinity groups for Educator of Color? Willing to offer any advice?

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Any one own their own business outside of teaching?

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Hello everyone! What kind of schools are you all working in?

So how are we going to discuss the concepts of white nationalism and white supremacy in our classes this year?

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In paying homage to our profession, who was your favorite teacher growing up; and what grade was it?

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I attended a racial identity workshop in my district, and it was horrible! Argh! What are the best workshops out there for diversity ?

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Korean teachers?

Has anyone else been following the #31DaysIBPOC on twitter? I would highly recommend reading and following everyone who has contributed!

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What are your thoughts on the term, person of color? It tends to be controversial at times. Do you prefer something more specific? I personally prefer "Black" for myself.

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Has anyone participated in a PD or series of PDs on issues dealing with race and equity that led to meaningful changes? Would love to learn more about them.

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Culturally relevant pedagogy is a big step from the status quo. How are your schools and districts supporting this work?

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When you talk about race and oppression in school, what is the response of other teachers and administrators?

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How do you respond when other educators or staff members negatively refer to children and you know it is based on their color?

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What’s your state doing to advance equity in edu? In CA we talk a lot about equity at the student/class levels, but aren’t addressing issues around financial equity and cultural equity in schools.

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What is the average teaching salary in your state? I’m a 1st year teacher at a public charter making $52k/year. I’m interested in teaching in Los Angeles upon leaving Texas.

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Question any other educators out there suffer from isolation even with other educators of color......difficulty connecting.

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Hey all!! Just wanted to create some space for us to vent, ask questions, and share our truths in being an EOC (educator of color). As well as some general teaching tips😆

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