Here are some New Year's resolutions I'm making to be a better leader in our class.
Here are the top six posts from 2016 on "The Intersection"—and what that means for the year ahead.
When we share the problem with students, we must also take time to honor and draw inspiration and lessons from those who have done this work before us.
Discussing our history and community context is essential to create engaged and informed citizens.
We are all struggling with race. We are all operating in a racist society. Unless we talk about it, we can't fix it.
How much do I push back on this student, knowing my own opinion and biases will come into play?
Teaching is inherently political. We ask our students to think critically, to question existing systems, to imagine what might be better.
Where we live not only affects culture and values but is also an instant determining factor in our access to nearly every resource and aspect of education.
What is the line between preparing kids for the real world and unnecessarily shattering their innocence? Does that line even really exist?
As the quarter winds down for many of us, it is easy to get weary. I know I've been personally struggling with burn out this year, and this is a prime time for teachers to start feeling the wear and tear of DEVOLSON (aka "the disillusionment phase"). The day-to-day of the job begins to slowly grind away at us, and it's easy to begin wondering how much longer we can stay invested in work that is, at times, emotionally taxing. There are a few things I'm trying to do this year to avoid burn-out-- self-reflect, take time for myself, etc. ...