Makai Kellogg

Guest Blogger

Teacher

Washington, D.C.

Makai Kellogg is an anti-bias early childhood educator and equity and diversity coordinator at School for Friends in Washington, D.C. She completed her master’s degree in early childhood education from Trinity Washington University in 2010. Makai serves as an advisory board member of the D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice. You can read Makai’s blogs at www.makaisecee.wordpress.com.

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Posted Nov. 25, 2019

We Can Tell the Truth About Thanksgiving to Our Preschoolers, Too

Since urging my preschool to eliminate Columbus Day from the school calendar, I continuously contemplate how to teach about Native Americans,…

By Makai Kellogg

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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