LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year

Middlebury, Connecticut

LéAnn Murphy Cassidy, Ed.S., is the 2018 Connecticut History Teacher of the Year, as well as a 2018 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Finalist. She is a Social Studies and U.S. History Teacher at Memorial Middle School, in Middlebury, Connecticut, where she also serves as the Lead Teacher and Master Mentor.

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

Our Job as Educators Is to Help Our Students See Good in the World. This Is What Our Country Needs Right Now.

When I became a history teacher, my job was to help students think for themselves: to look at multiple perspectives…

By LéAnn Murphy Cassidy

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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…

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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…

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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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