Karla Hilliard

This year, I’m giving my students a clean slate.

It is so tempting to center ourselves in our work as teachers. It makes sense why this might happen. As an old friend of mine says, “We make the work, we do the work, we grade the work.” We stay in our own classrooms, or now, as COVID may have it, behind our own screens, as our students rotate in and out, traversing a broader educational landscape and navigating the complexities of their lives beyond school. I’m sometimes guilty of thinking...

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