Alexes M. Terry

In REAL LOVE: Strategies for Reaching Students Who See No Way Out, Alexes uses her personal stories and professional experiences to empower and equip educators with strategies that can be implemented, immediately, to support students with diverse needs. Rooted in the theories of Culturally Responsive and Reality pedagogy, Alexes challenges educators to reconsider outdated and inequitable educational practices and pushes them to create learning environments, experiences, and opportunities that will meet the social, emotional, cultural, and academic needs of all students. To Alexes, REAL LOVE is not a mere acronym. Instead, it is her call to action for all educators to take a new approach to the way teaching and learning happens in our schools and classrooms. She believes that a radical transformation to our pedagogical practices will result in the elimination of educational achievement and opportunity gaps and an increase in the college and career readiness and completion rate of some of our most vulnerable student populations

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Alexes M. Terry is a wife, mom, educator, and founder of TwistED Teaching Educational Consulting Company. Using her ten years of experience in Education, she mentors, coaches, and consults educators who work with students in urban schools and communities. Through TwistED Teaching, her overall goal is to “twist the way we do teaching and learning in urban schools" by supporting educators in creating learning environments and opportunities that are equitable, culturally relevant, and responsive, engaging, and meets the diverse needs of all students.