Jose Garza

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools

Los Angeles, California

Jose Garza is a charter school teacher in Los Angeles at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC). He is mentoring a first-year teacher through PUC’s Alumni Teach Project.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

VIDEO: Answering the Call to Mentorship

Over 15 years ago, Jose Garza’s mentor responded to his desire to become a professor: “Jose, what schools really need…

By Jose Garza

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Posted July 30, 2015

My ‘Odyssey’ to Becoming a Teacher Mentor: A Latino Teacher’s Account

Not too long ago I was rummaging through old books, notes and scraps of paper accumulated over time in my…

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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?”…

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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.)…

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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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