Jasmine Lane

Jasmine Lane is an early-career High School English teacher in Minnesota. She has a master’s degree in education, is licensed to teach 5-12 English Language Arts, and is an advocate phonics, knowledge, and evidence-informed teaching practices. She blogs at jasmineteaches.wordpress.com

Latest Articles

Here’s Why I Will Teach Standard English in My Classroom

Kimberly Wilkins, April Williams, and Antoine Dodson (i)-- You probably don’t know their names, but have likely laughed...

I choose to be numb.

Five years ago you’d find me at every protest, donned in protest gear and equipped with signs, screaming and chanting about the...

Stop Arguing About ‘Equity’ and Focus on Student Outcomes

There’s a major force in the education world that has attempted to claim ownership over the term “equity.” From tweets questioning the value of...

Shakespeare Is for Black Kids, Too

This week I found a box full of old essays and notes from my undergraduate days, and stumbled upon a blue 5-subject...

Literacy: The Forgotten Social Justice Issue

My grandfather was in his late 30s when he first learned to read and later went on to complete his GED at...