Eric Kalenze

Guest Blogger

Educator

Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

Eric Kalenze’s career in education has included posts in teaching, coaching, administration and consulting.

He is the author of the 2014 book “Education Is Upside-Down: Reframing Reform to Focus on the Right Problems” and ‘A Total Ed Case’, an education practice and reform blog.

He lives in Minnesota’s Twin Cities metro area with his wife, two daughters and one Puggle.

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Posted Sep. 22, 2016

Here’s the Trick to Becoming a Better Teacher on Your Own

As a high school English teacher, I was faced with a fundamental problem: Many of my kids weren’t actually reading…

By Eric Kalenze

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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