Vital Village: Helping Teachers Find New Solutions to Children Impacted by Trauma

Jeff Cipiriani, a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow and a 2nd grade teacher at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston, discusses how Vital Village, a network of residents and organizations started out of Boston Medical Center and Boston University is helping him to address students who have been impacted by trauma in his classroom by having them talk about how they feel rather than punish them.  Check out the article here.

Here’s a video of Vital Village’s work from their 2014 Leadership Summit:


9 Year Old Taylor Moxey, the Baking Entrepreneur

Check out this TED talk of 9 year old Taylor Moxey and how she started her baking career:

Check out a more recent video here on this page:

How You Can Use Your Privilege to Impact Systems

Check out this clip as Joy Angela DeGruy shares a story that illustrates the power in using privilege to challenge assumptions and how it can influence a whole chain of people and systems:

The First All African Female Flight Crew

Check out this video of the first all African American flight crew in 2009:

Have you ever tried a school lunch?

Buzzfeed created a great video where adults tried school lunches, check it out!  Our students deserve healthy tasty food!

7 Year Old Girl Steals the Show with Afro Puffs Made of Ice and Fire!

Together with her mom Natalie McGriff conquered her challenges with reading and her difficulties with her hair by creating a comic book based on Moxie Girl. Check her out in this video!

Double Standards: White Privilege

World Trust, an organization whose mission is to through film and diversity workshops rooted in love & justice, deepen the conversation on race, and eliminate systemic inequity sponsored the Summer of Justice and Racial Healing where every week they send out video clips to encourage this much needed dialogue.

This clip where Tim Wise, an antiracist educator and activist, talks about his experience of white privilege and the double standards that as a white person he has the privilege to not see and encourages us to open our eyes to look for them ourselves.