June 2008 Archives

A key feature of SAC work is what students learn as they are in our classes and as they are training to work as staff members. Today’s entries by Naila Campbell, McMain 2008 graduate and emerging staff member, and Alexandra Lear, 2007 McMain graduate and current SAC staff member, illustrate this process. Both essays were written in the three-week workshop for New Orleans Public School teachers, SAC staff, and rising SAC interns that we just completed. This Summer I Learned To Read Naila Campbell I was always a good reader. Once my teachers taught me the art of sounding ...


Today’s blog features two writings from the three-week workshop in writing, critical pedagogy, and digital media SAC just completed for the New Orleans public school system. A regular feature of SAC work is to work in settings where teachers and students are learning from each other. The pair of writings we share today illustrates that practice. The first selection by Janay Barconey was written in a 20-minute writing session following one of our readings and discussions. Janay, who graduated from McMain this May, has been with SAC since her Hurricane Katrina-interrupted 10th grade year. She spent her senior year ...


During the last week of May and the first three weeks of June, Students at the Center staff, graduates, and students have been leading two separate workshops for teachers in the New Orleans Public Schools. Today’s essay comes from Anthony Pham, a 2008 graduate of McMain Secondary School and a participant in the workshop on the identity and culture of Vietnamese students. Nguyen Hoang, author of the previous essay in this blog, also is participating in this workshop. Nguyen’s translation into Vietnamese of Anthony’s essay follows Anthony’s English version. These writings are part of a longer ...


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