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How To Use Equality In The Classroom

In January, my classroom had a very nuanced reflection on the difference between equality and equity. We came to a shared understanding that equality means that no one should be treated differently because of who they are, and equity means that “everyone gets what they need to be successful in school and in their community.”…

A Month at Chicago Friends School

As a student at Oberlin College, I am given the opportunity to pursue my own area of interest every January, during what Oberlin calls “Winter Term.” For my sophomore Winter Term project, I have spent a wonderful snowy January here at Chicago Friends School. As my month at the school comes to a close, I…

Approaching A Topic From Multiple Angles

Right now, each student in our small 4th-grade class is making a map of a different continent. We’ve been making maps since the second week of school, starting small (mapping our classroom) and expanding our focus month by month.  We’ve learned about maps, and now maps are our first step toward understanding continents and cultures…