Derek Davidson

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Derek Davidson has spent the last 15 years as an educator in Texas, up and down the East Coast, and in Minnesota. He is a father, husband and chef who blogs about mental health, education and relationships at www.esotericderek.com.

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Posted June 5, 2020

There Are Teachers Out There Right Now Causing Real Harm to Black and Brown Students

This is an incredible thread. Joe Truss took the Amy Cooper viral video and described all the ways that that…

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Posted May 27, 2020

George Floyd’s Death Was Murder, Plain and Simple

As part of my job as an educator, I have, at times, had to restrain teenagers. I was trained to…

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Posted Mar. 11, 2020

Here’s Why Schools Should Take Coronavirus Seriously

This morning I read this article in the Atlantic about taking the COVID-19 virus seriously, and I have to say,…

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Posted Mar. 2, 2020

It Was the Worst Moment of My Teaching Career, And I Was the Problem

One of the best teachers I have ever known has a tattoo on the inside of her wrist of the…

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Posted Aug. 7, 2020

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that…

By Jorge Santos

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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If You Want Justice, Teach Kids How to Read

In 1990, I was a brand-new teacher in an unusual environment: a Chicago alternative high school where teens and young adults could earn their diplomas…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Aug. 10, 2020
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America, I Know You’re Tired: A Letter From a Virtual Teacher

Dear America, Let me get this out of the way first thing: I am a public school teacher, and I wish I were in the…

By Jay Wamsted

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