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Teaching About Pride

I started my teaching career at a public middle school in Toronto about two decades ago. At that time, I was not comfortable being personally out to my students.

Breaking the IEP-to-Prison Pipeline

The first steps a student takes after graduation are as critical as graduating itself. While some students have a clearly defined plan and purpose, many others do not.

Teaching from Behind a Screen

After March Break, the school where I teach immediately began giving lessons online through Google Meet. It didn’t take long to realize that teaching behind a screen is not ...

Making Rights Real: Teaching the UNCRC

"What do you mean, we have rights as minors?” Thirty pairs of quizzical eyes met mine. Brows furrowed in confusion. “Aren’t rights made by adults, for adults?”