Each month, we share five things we love as part of our Footnotes Newsletter. Take a look at some of our favorite English language arts resources, videos, and more we found in June!

1. Educators, Don’t Be Loud in the Streets, But Silent in the School

For a better world, we must strive for equality in all spaces, including the classroom. In this post for Indy K12, Principal David McGuire outlines how fellow educators can transform the passion and energy of the powerful Black Lives Matter protests into meaningful changes within school culture.

2. We Need To Talk by Miss May

Education vlogger Miss May takes a time-out from her usual videos to speak directly to teachers who are looking to combat bias and discrimination in the classroom with love and kindness.

3. Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sometimes, uncomfortable conversations are the ones we need to have the most. Elizabeth Lydia’s audio post at her blog, Confessions of a Teacher, dives into the reasons teachers must speak up when they see injustices take place at school, no matter how daunting that may be.

4. Rethinking Summer Reading Cover to Cover

Want to try a different approach to the traditional summer reading assignment? Over at the NCTE blog, Shelby Boehm shares one of her favorite plans for promoting literacy development that keeps student engagement at its core.

5. Tiny Teaching Stories: 'A Real Bird in My Class'

We’re ending this month’s link roundup on a lighter note. In this article for Education Week, teachers from across the country share uplifting anecdotes about their time teaching during this unprecedented school year.