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Christopher Martell
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Teacher Educator and Researcher
Teacher Educator and Researcher

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Teaching Protest Movements: The Women's March in Historical Context
Last Saturday, at least 3.2 million Americans participated in the Women's March (including my family here in Boston ), which made it the largest political protest in U.S. history . Several news outlets have compiled aerial photos to help us understand the e...

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Using “Columbus Day” to Teach American Indian Activism and Resistance Today
Above: Who is a hero? Columbus (from a painting in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda -note the depiction on the right of Native people) and Lakota Chief Sitting Bull Across the United States, there has been a growing movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peo...

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Why I Am Voting No on 2
This is not a post about the merits of charter schools. Just
like their public school peers, some charter schools provide an excellent
education, while others are seriously failing their students. The reality is
that charter
school students perform equal or...

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Why I am Voting No on 2
This is not a post about the merits of charter schools. Just
like their public school peers, some charter schools provide an excellent
education, while others are seriously failing their students. The reality is
that charter
school students perform equal or...

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Three teachers in my BPS Workshop on culturally relevant argumentation have posted their unit plans. Check them out here...

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On Hiatus... See You in the Fall
Due to several new projects (and now summer), I have been on a blogging hiatus since January. I expect to return in the fall, so check back then... For now, enjoy some of my old posts (consider this a "greatest hits" compilation): Social Studies Educatio...

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If you read one thing today, read Frederick Douglass' "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro." #IndependenceDay

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An important (and surprising) decision preserving affirmative action from the SupremeCourt. #EquityinEducation

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Excellent post on the problems with "grit" and schooling from Mike Rose.
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