As I write this, we’ve just wrapped up our remote learning journey. Over the past several months, the ways we learn, teach, and think have been flipped upside down. Students are experiencing brand new methods of learning as educators experiment with and incorporate new tools into their lessons. While fighting the distance, it quickly became clear that now was the time we needed to stay as connected and in-tune with one another as possible [...]
Pride Month 2020 is coming to a close, and there is, as always, much to celebrate. There is also much to mourn, including the lives of Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, two Black transgender women murdered on June 9. Riah Milton was a 25-year-old home health aide who studied at the University of Cincinnati. … Continue reading Pride and You(th)
The history books glorify Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation for freeing the slaves, but in reality, this only applied to slaves who were on plantations close to Union borders [...]
As we head into the summer months, I wanted to take the time to share the benefits of roleplaying games as a fantastically fun and accessible way to continue your student’s social-emotional learning during the break! [...]
Head of School Katerina Watson emphasizes the importance of continuing candid conversations about race.
The EPIC staff has collected some of the anti-racism resources that are guiding us as we strive to better educate ourselves and our students. Read on to see our list of these books, films, and podcasts, as well as some organizations we've donated to. Click on each image for a link to learn more.
Culturally responsive teaching is at the heart of our mission to be inclusive at EPIC Academy. And while we take many steps to implicitly create a sense of belonging within our walls (such as carefully constructing lesson materials to include a variety of perspectives and representation, teaching about a diverse array of historical figures, etc), … Continue reading Teaching Students to Think Critically About Bias
Lead Support Professional Drew Lawrence speaks out on his personal experiences with police racism and the urgent need for reforms.
I know that I typically post something lighthearted on Monday mornings, but this is too important to ignore. Our Black students matter, and I don’t want to go another moment without saying it to them directly [...]
Our backward alphabet countdown to summer continues with a slew of new spirited theme days!