Jesse Balderas

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
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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
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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 Feb. 27, 2017
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Do You Know This Hidden Figure? Meet Legendary Black Educator Dr. Anna Julia Cooper

A multitude of hidden figures silently loom in our shadows, yet those who know understand that as Black people we stand on the shoulders of…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory Is a Shoutout to the Grandparents That Help Raise and Advocate for Kids

Despite having a third-grade education, they made sure reading was fundamental for not only their children but every child they came in contact with.…

By Jason B. Allen

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Posted Feb. 27, 2017
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5 Tips for Teaching AP in a High-Poverty, Urban School

It’s 8:45 a.m. and a creative AP English teacher greets her students with handshakes and high fives. But they’re not as energetic as she is…

By Yolanda R. Whitted

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