Amy is a language arts and reading teacher. She is the author of Re-engaging Disconnected Youth: Transformative Learning Through Restorative and Social Justice Education and is a recipient of the 2014 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Articles by Amy

Teach Standing Rock With Purpose

This educator—originally from North Dakota—shares two reflections that inform how and what she teaches about Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Confronting Students’ Islamophobia

What do you do when anti-bias teaching strategies are derailed by real, in-the-moment fears? See how one educator responded to Islamophobia in her classroom.

Brain Game Time!

Game time is being cut in exchange for increased direct instruction time in reading and mathematics. But research shows that games actually nourish the brain—and one teacher uses them daily in her classroom.

Talking Circles: For Restorative Justice and Beyond

A TT awardee discusses how Talking Circles empower her middle school students.
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