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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