Ingrid Lafalaise

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Teacher

New York City, New York

Ingrid Lafalaise is an assistant principal at a New York City high school and has been an educator for over 15 years. She has designed and taught curriculum in multiple content areas including math and science. Ingrid has also worked on the development and alignment of science standards at both a city and state level.

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Posted Feb. 24, 2017

#MyBlackHistory Is Making Sure Parents Like My Mom—An Immigrant Housekeeper—Have Ways to Be Involved in Their Child’s Education

My mother immigrated to America from Haiti in 1971 at the age of 20. “Ingrid,” she would say, “make sure you do what the teacher says, without school your life will be hard like mine.”…

By Ingrid Lafalaise

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Posted Jan. 23, 2017

To Understand Why Rachel’s Fighting, You Need to Understand What Schools Are Missing About Student Discipline

When Rachel walked into my office, she was holding the side of her face. The nurse came in and cleaned…

By Ingrid Lafalaise

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Posted Dec. 13, 2016

Why Teachers Have to Stop Saying ‘You Can’t Teach Those Kinds of Kids’

I watched the now infamous video of a White teacher in Baltimore calling her students “idiots” and asking if they want…

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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