Indy K12

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January 2017, I began writing for Indy K12 (formerly called Indy/Ed), an education publication that is part of the Citizen Education network.  I am humbled to be part of a network of educators and parents who are advocates for the least of these in the world of education. Below, you can read my 2020 Indy K12 articles.

To read my work from other years, click on the year: 2019, 2018, & 2017.

Don’t forget to check out my viral piece, “Teachers Quit Principals, Not Schools” which has been viewed over 1,000,000 times.

6/9/2020Save the Diversity Statements and Address Diversity Issues in Your School
6/5/2020IDOE Releases Guidelines to Get Students Back in Class This Fall
5/31/2020Our Black Lives Matter!
5/30/2020How to Meaningfully Implement and Maintain Staff Diversity
5/29/2020Black Educator Excellence Needs to be Celebrated
5/28/2020How to Interview Virtually for an Education Job
5/27/2020Dear White Teachers, Are You Like Amy Cooper?
5/21/2020A Look Back at My First Year as a School Administrator
5/20/2020Avoiding the Summer Slide during a Pandemic
5/17/2020At-Home Learning Is Not All Bad
5/10/2020Why I am Grateful to be Quarantined this Mother’s Day
5/9/2020Let’s Get Real: When Schools Reopen, We Will Not Return to Normal
4/30/2020Teacher Appreciation Week 2020: How Can We Show Appreciation to Teachers During a Pandemic?
4/29/2020If You Want to Keep Diverse Educators Like Me, Make Sure a Diverse Leader Does Not Push Me Out the Door
4/27/20205 Ways to Support Teachers Working Remotely During the Coronavirus Pandemic
4/24/2020If You Want to Keep Educators Like Me, You Need to Think Beyond Your Diversity Quota
4/22/2020Teacher Strikes Should Be Canceled for Next School Year
4/19/2020Never Forget: 25th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
4/14/2020Mourning the Loss of the 2019-2020 School Year is Okay
4/5/2020Ask Educator Barnes: What Will School Be Like Next School Year?
4/2/2020What Good Is a Laptop from School If There’s No Internet at Home?
4/1/2020If You Want to Support Education, Participate in the 2020 Census
3/31/2020If Your Child Has an ILP, IEP, or 504, Here’s What You Need to Know During the COVID-19 School Closures
3/30/2020Unexpected E-Learning Illuminates the Technology Issues in Our Schools
3/26/2020Should Child Care in Indiana be Open during the Coronavirus Pandemic?
3/25/2020Why Did It Take a Pandemic for Parent Engagement and Support to Improve?
3/19/2020Indiana Schools Closed Until May 1
3/14/2020How to Work Remotely and Teach Your Child During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
3/11/2020Parent Prep for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/10/2020How Educators Can Help Calm Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hysteria
3/8/2020Empowering Our Girls
3/5/2020Parents Should be Able to Observe Teachers Unannounced
2/29/2020Teachers, If You are Big and Bad Enough to Write Up My Child, Be Big and Bad Enough to Let Me Know
2/28/2020Toxic Teachers Need to Go
2/27/2020For Students’ Sake, School Leaders Must Find Teachers Who Are The Ideal Team Players
2/26/2020Teachers Need to Take Care of Themselves
2/24/2020Teacher Confessions: I Used to be a Classroom Teacher; Now, I’m a School Teacher
2/22/2020Be Honest on Intent to Return Forms
2/14/2020Show Love and Give Books
2/10/2020Lessons School Leaders Can Learn from Hair Love
2/6/2020Addressing Tragedy and Controversial Current Events in the Classroom
2/1/2020World Read Aloud Day 2020
1/31/2020Don’t Challenge My School Choice
1/29/2020Black with Kids: The Importance of Affirmations
1/27/2020Black History Month is Every Month
1/20/2020My Son’s Teacher Told Him that Dr. King Did Not See Color
1/19/2020Is Homework Needed?
1/12/2020Teachers Should Bring the Same Energy of Informing Parents about Academics as They do about Discipline
1/11/2020What Educators Need to Remember When Transitioning from Teacher to Administrator
1/9/2020Should SEL Curriculum be Mandated Across the U.S.?
1/4/2020Leaders Should be Examples of Boundaries and Self-Care