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Teachers need to adapt to the moment of racial trauma. If they don’t, our students will

Whether we should teach the whole student is no longer negotiable. It is an absolute and necessary methodology in these tumultuous times. During what is the worst period of racial unrest in this generation, I’m challenging Connecticut teachers and educators everywhere to rise to the occasion and adopt culturally responsive pedagogy in their classrooms and in every student interaction.

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During COVID and racial unrest, mental health professionals must practice self-care too

Being a mental health provider is incredibly rewarding, but it isn’t easy — particularly during a global pandemic and a national anti-racist uprising. As mental health professionals, while we remain committed to supporting our clients in coping with their trauma, grief, and anxiety during this moment, we must also remain committed to ensuring our own wellness. It’s like being on an airplane: in order to fully support our clients, we must secure our own oxygen mask first.