Jozette Martinez

Guest Blogger

Teacher, West High School

Denver, Colorado

Jozette Martinez is an eighth-generation Coloradan who teaches middle and high school business at an urban Denver public school. She is a teacher leader, feminist and activist working to enhance equity and inclusion in her school, district, state and nation. She blogs for the Center for Teaching Quality at The Bottom Line.

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Posted May 8, 2015

Teaching Is…Seeing Their True Colors

You, with the sad eyes. Don’t be discouraged… I enter a room full of students who have had their elementary,…

By Jozette Martinez

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Teaching About Race Does Not Make You Un-American

“The Holocaust was an atrocity.” This was the example I gave my eighth graders as we were learning our words of the week. And with…

By Kelisa Wing

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Posted Aug. 12, 2019

Don’t Just Invite Black Men to School on the First Day, We Need Them All Year Long

A tradition for many schools that educate predominately Black children involves welcoming the children back with scores of Black men cheering them on as they…

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Posted Aug. 13, 2019

A Teacher’s First Year: The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful

Joining a new school community comes with a unique set of challenges. In addition to the difficulties inherent in any new school year, new teachers…

By Meghann Estrada

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