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Join the Community

TSL is a community that relies on you and your participation. That's why I'm hoping you get involved and stay involved so that we can grow this movement together. I might be the one dropping the truth bombs here, but you're the ones who are taking this work back to your classrooms and spreading the TSL movement. Short answer: You're critical to this movement. Without you, TSL doesn't exist!

We are hard at work welcoming our first group of educators to our community this month.

To ensure we can support them well, any educator who signs up after September 1st will not be brought aboard until October 2019.

Thank you for your patience as we respond to overwhelming demand!

If you want to get in when we open the doors again later this fall, we’d love to have you! Sign up below to get on the wait list and save your spot at the front of the line!


The TSL Resource Library

Here’s you’ll find a wealth of resources and the best badass community of teachers you’ve ever encountered.

These resources are here for your perusal, use, and enjoyment. Feel free to modify them to meet the needs of your students!

By joining The TSL Resource Library, you get access to exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else such as:

  • Access to our private Slack Base + Community just for members

  • Video Vlogs--Rural Education, Mentoring, Developing Relationships, Class Meetings

    • Class Meeting documents

    • Anti-Racist teaching and curriculum

    • Writer's Notebook Set Up info and Choice Reading Info

    • Mentoring overview/contract/checklist for program

    • Book Club Discussion Questions

    • Book Clubs for Students and Book Club for TSL members.

The TSL Online Community

Welcome! The TSL community is about breaking down geographic boundaries and getting us, as educators, out of our silos. It's about opening up our classroom doors to others and welcoming them to advise, insight and consider our teaching and our work. It's about building one another up, breaking down those walls, and starting to learn.

We use a private Slack base and have channels set up to discuss all of the issues and challenges we face as well as come together as a community for connection. We can’t wait to see you in there!

It’s free and there’s no fine print.


Join the TSL Community Waiting List!

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Please note: Anyone who signs up for the TSL community AFTER September 1st, will be brought aboard in October 2019. Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!


TSL Book Club

These are the books up I’m loving as we head into this back to school season. We will gather in mid-October to chat all about the winner via webinar.

Please sign up below and vote for the book you want to cover in our first book club meting. I will announce the top choice book in a few weeks and communications on how to hop on the call as the time draws near. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

The divide between urban dwellers and rural communities has never been more stark than in the age of technology that is 2019. Leading into our 2020 election cycle, this book will be a powerful opportunity to work towards understanding the often forgotten parts of rural America.

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Don't Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex and Life by Peggy Orenstein

Orenstein, the master of narrative non-fiction, brings together women and girls from many walks of life to discuss the gender norms placed on girls at early ages, asking the question, "What do we expect of our women and why are we never satisfied?"


How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Antiracism is an action, not a mindset. It requires discomfort and intention in the effort, and classrooms are one of the most critical areas to focus on in this work. Kendi’s writing challenges readers to do the work with integrity and intention, in an effort to dismantle racism in our country.