Considering what it means for me to be a woman in education means that I have to consider the multiple intersections of my own being, show my students the beauty in their own multiple-issue beings, and integrate all of those things to create an atmosphere of bidirectional learning.
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March 10, 2016
March 03, 2016
I know that being a woman in education is important and affects the way I interact with my students and my work. I just have no. idea. how.
February 26, 2016
Each Friday this month, I'll post some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.
February 25, 2016
As my students move through a media world that may try to tell them they don't exist, they don't matter, or their stories are only worth being the stereotypical B-plot of a sitcom, I want them to stare those assumptions in the face and say, "NO."
February 18, 2016
The mistake we make is believing that there is a singular "culture" in my classroom. We fall into the easy idea that once I've gained a handle on "culture," I sudden know everything about and can teach to the specific needs of all my students.
January 26, 2016
Focusing only on individual pieces of policy often leads to a myopic debate that relegates important, systemic issues of race and class to the peripheral (if mentioned at all).
January 19, 2016
Not all students think that way. There are so many different people who go to school, and so many factors that could affect a student's thought process and reasoning. This prevents every person being able to fit into the same mold.
January 11, 2016
If we want to combat the issues faced by students in oppressive environments, we need to do something radical and undo the damage from a system that failed them. We need to honor and cultivate their humanity.
January 08, 2016
If "teacher leadership" means seeking "innovative" ways to deny students knowledge, information, or history that is relevant for them in service of "compliance," I'm not interested and I'm running in the opposite direction.
January 06, 2016
1. Create lessons devoted to social justice 2. Invite a community member 3. Talk Less, Smile More