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The environment is an extremely important part of my campaign, and it is something that uniquely affects our communities here in CD1, especially our lower-income communities and communities of color.


#CheekForUtah #utpol #ClearTheAir
In Congress, I will fight for a Green New Deal to address the climate crisis which is rapidly bearing down on us. It is going to take wide-scale action in order to save our planet, and the #GND is designed to meet the urgency of the moment.


#CheekForUtah #utpol
Not only would it fight back against climate change, but the #GreenNewDeal would also create millions of high-paying jobs, reinvest in our infrastructure, revitalize our economy, and include a just transition for our most vulnerable communities.


#CheekForUtah #utpol
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I am seeing a resurgence of interest in educators calling on other educators to stop pushing kids out of class, to do deep reflective work on their own implicit bias, and to implement restorative practice approache to discipline. #ClearTheAir Thread/
While I deeply appreciate the challenges educators are posing to one another, and also agree, that we as educators must call on our peers to do deep reflective work about our own internalized bias and the ways we view student “misbehavior”,
this moment calls on us to approach school safety within a larger context. In short, we need a Yes/And solution to safety, discipline and racial justice in our schools.
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#ClearTheAir was born after an extended moment of despair and frustration. I spent 2016 nightmarishly watching the most of #EduTwitter ignore what was happening nationally. Only a few of us were regularly speaking out or talking explicitly about racism generally and in edu. 1/
I was really sad about the world and our profession falling short at such a critical time. I wanted and needed to connect with other people who were feeling the same way. And it was about 7:30 a.m. when I sent a tweet out asking a few folks to meet me that night. #ClearTheAir 2/
Who does a Twitter chat about racism on #NewYearsEveEve ?!?!?

I'm getting emotional right now and feeling so appreciative of the people who showed up and kept showing up. #ClearTheAir 3/
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Thread time!

Thank you for taking the time to lurk or participate in #ClearTheAir this summer and/or Fall. I finally made the time to analyze the data and want to share it with you. 1/
Of all the work we did this summer and fall, the majority of respondents named The Essential Conversation and A More Beautiful and Terrible History as most impactful for their professional and professional growth. 2/
The key learnings from this SUMMER from #BreakRank were:
- Feeling thankful for White anti-racist educators to learn from without having to ask BIPOC for additional labor
- White people have their own specific work to do
- Exploring one’s place in the work as a White person 3/
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Without #ClearTheAir tonight, I'm going to share something that #ClearTheAir helped me do.
In the spring when we read #DareToLead @ValeriaBrownEdu pushed us to find home groups and engage in a different way. So I did. I gathered some of my fave humans - @jaimeetaborda @MrsSpragueMath @PamSuperY @YonikaLee @annrokosky
They all knew ME but had varying levels of knowing each other. In this space and time (all through Google Hangout) we shared our fears, our shame, our vulnerabilities. They trusted me A LOT but began to trust each other. It was so beautiful to be a part of.
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If you are ready to follow along, I think I am finally ready to share the Fall 2019 #ClearTheAir schedule. I have overthought this a bunch. Here's why... 1/
We went from having some really necessary convos as internet friends turned real friends to record participation with Troublemakers and White Fragility to having @ProfCAnderson , @ProfJeffries and @BreneBrown joining us on Zooms. How do you come back after that? #ClearTheAir 2/
This we had our friends @ClearTheAirUK from around the world create their own branch, and I was like, "Oh, snap. We're global." #ClearTheAir 3/
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@wwndtd @ChristieNold @ProjectLITComm @jarredamato We have a brain break game that we play that seems to have shifted us into a place of disarmament and honesty in talking about race/identity together.
It’s in math, and the idea is that kids write 3 true statements on an index card:

1st one: True for you + most/all of class.
@wwndtd @ChristieNold @ProjectLITComm @jarredamato This 1st stmt aims for 100%, 25/25 or a “one away” fraction like 24/25.

2nd fact: true for you and about half the class. Looking for 50% or fractions near equivalent to half like 12/25.

3rd fact: True for only you or maybe 1 other, looking for low % or a unit fraction 1/25.
@wwndtd @ChristieNold @ProjectLITComm @jarredamato Kids write their own and turn them in, I shuffle them read,

“Stand up if you live in Nashville” All stand, “how did we do on the target?” Kids say 100% or name the fraction and how close to whole.

I say, “keep standing if you also play a sport”, some sit & then we evaluate how
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Students were instructed to play a “runaway-slave-game”—-This is outrageous. It needs to stop. Let’s also talk about the more subtle examples of racism in teaching that get overlooked daily & don’t make the news that need to stop too. 1/…
Open your social studies textbooks and read the sections on slavery & Black History. What do you notice? Whose voice and perspective are highlighted? How are white slave owners portrayed? How are enslaved people portrayed? What messages are being sent about slavery? 2/
Is slavery glorified? Do the very few pages of the text include examples of happy times and lead to inferences that slave owners weren’t all that bad? Does slavery sound like fun? 3/
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2018: My Year of Reading. A thread that follows my reading journey from January to December. Every book I've read with a 280 character review. Tagged a few folks who influence the shape of my literary life 📚 #THEBOOKCHAT #DisruptTexts #TeachLivingPoets 📚
1. Never Let Me Go; Kazuo Ishiguro: A supremely crafted narrative begins unassumingly, but quickly reveals a different notion of childhood innocence and coming of age. The conversational tone fooled me into thinking I was walking into a world I understood. Nobel worthy.
2. We Should All Be Feminists; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: As an author who breathes eloquence, Adichie doesn't disappoint. This short book/long essay is insightful and logical and human. If we want to raise boys without the toxic masculinity, this is on the required reading list.
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I have a little #Caturday/#ClearTheShelters story for you that I hope you'll share.

The Wife just brought our newest family members home.

Maggie (black) and Iris (Siamese). Two beautiful, elderly cats.

Here they are in their former home.
Iris is 14. Maggie is 12. Their original person was forced to enter a nursing home last week.

She has dementia and it was no longer safe for her or the cats for her to live alone.

It's a very sad story.
Not only has she had to leave her home, but also her cat friends of well over a decade. So sad.

All involved have been traumatized.

As you know, we previously had a small no kill shelter. A friend asked if we could place these elderly cats.

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Soooo one of the first pieces of news I heard this morning was about white nationalist rallies in DC, Charlottesville, and perhaps across the country.
It is shameful and beyond embarrassing (I have International friends all over the world) to think about how these are the same people who say the pledge of allegiance to, "One nation, under God, indivisible..."
It is difficult for me to understand the folks who throw their hands up, ignore, "don't know what to do..." because every move counts. Every conversation with your racist family member.
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Good morning to all educators committed to reconsidering "behavior issues" and rebranding them as opportunities to invite someone in to conversation and connection. These are the moments for us to line up actions with all the things we say we believe.
As folks are designing behavior policies, codes of conduct, and expectations this time of year, it is especially important to remember the end goal and desired tone or flavor you want a classroom or school to have.
Focus too much on outcomes you do NOT want, and that's exactly what you're going to get. Children want to be happy. They are wired to love.
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QHQ#2: Sean -
For Sean, disruption plays an important role - social connection, affirmation, negative attention. Now understanding that Sean wants to be seen, we may be able to better empathize with him. 1/n
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "A riot is the language of the unheard, and what is it that America has failed to hear?" 2/n #ClearTheAir
Make some connections between Sean's story and how we view civil disobedience (say...Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem, BLM protests). How have you viewed those movements or talked about those movements? What is your thinking now? #ClearTheAir
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Happy Monday!

We're in Week 2 of our discussion of Troublemakers on #ClearTheAir.

Here's a review of the questions from last week. Note: During cocktail hour I'm going to ask you for your actions/ reflections.…
As a review, here's our way of work on #ClearTheAir. You all did phenomenal last week. 😁…
See you Wed at 7:30 PM EST or whenever you can make it. We're glad you're on this journey with us.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Welcome all new #ClearTheAir participants. Let's talk a little about what to expect. Note: There will be a little home learning/practice chatting at the end of this thread. So hang on until the end.
A short history lesson - Back in 2016 on New Years Eve Eve. I am sitting around mad about the election and came across an article about white fragility that I wanted to talk about and I asked twitter to join me. #ClearTheAir
I am pretty sure only @ChristieNold (who was a total stranger at the time but is now BFF) is the only one who replied to me. That didn't deter me and just like that #ClearTheAir was born. I will love you forever @ChristieNold ! #ClearTheAir
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I am so excited about my WHOLE DAY! Y'all have no idea. I will do my best to detail all the goodness, realness, and emotion here.
I get to start my morning listening to @ProfJeffries , the host of @Tolerance_org 's Teaching Hard History Podcast. He's in the room, y'all!
Today we are talking about "From Slavery to Civil Rights: Teaching Hard History.

(I am trying to play it cool now, but I can't.)
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I have lots of work to do so I am going to not do any of it and tweet about what's coming up for #ClearTheAir in the Fall!

Building this thread and will also create a Moment.
A few new things coming from #ClearTheAir. I think I convinced a few people to try out a video/podcast platform occasionally. I am going to work under the assumption they said yes.
We will have three books for the fall semester and three books for the spring. You do not have to read the books before we chat. If you are behind in reading, you will still be able to participate in the chat because we want you a part of the conversation. #ClearTheAir
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