Jesse Balderas

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Broadway Elementary

Los Angeles, California

Jesse Balderas teaches sixth grade at Para Los Ninos Charter School. He is in his sixth year teaching and has served as a facilitator, which involves providing personal development for other teachers.

He is a member of Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles and co-author of One School of Thought: Moving Toward Common Core.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2015

Let’s Protect All Kids: Keeping LGBTIQ Youth Safe

As educators, we witness very important developmental stages in our students’ lives. It is during these years when students really…

By Omar Araiza, Jesse Balderas

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Posted July 9, 2015

Unpacking Common Core in the Classroom

One day, about two years ago, a box was dropped in my classroom and a training session was scheduled to…

By Jesse Balderas

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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