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December 16, 2015

Even When the Path Is Hidden: Reading for Winter Break

When you internalize concepts of social justice and an understanding of cultural competence, your internal compass can begin to guide the work. This winter break, I'm committing solid time to recalibrate, retune, and refresh my practice.

December 08, 2015

Writing in Sacred Spaces

Writing became a means of expressing their environment rather than merely recording. The students used metaphors which reflected the landscape around them, and also their culture and teenage lives.

November 24, 2015

Teaching Gratitude, Hope, and the Greatest Weapon: Joy

Those seeking to silence the voices of students and communities want us to lose hope. They want us to give up. We can't let that happen.

November 20, 2015

More Than Maps: Don't Judge Where I'm From

Even though someone is from some part of the world with whatever going on there, you shouldn't look at them differently.

November 19, 2015

Social Media and Gender Expectations

Our friends, parents, and the people around us can help us understand that we are fine just the way we are. They will always love you, and that's good enough.

November 18, 2015

True Love Always Wins: Why "Gay" Shouldn't Be an Insult

We can't treat someone differently for being in love. We shouldn't make fun of anyone for being attracted to anyone.

November 16, 2015

Pass the Mic: Letting Students Write (on This Blog)

Why do I need students to reach for someone else's bar? Why can't I help them see and unlock all the magic they already contain?

November 12, 2015

Whistling in the Dark

Teach so all students know they have a right to belong in this world and be accepted as individuals with equally powerful stories and futures.

November 09, 2015

Teach Your Students About Mizzou. Teach Them to Speak Up.

What obstacles do you think students of color or in low-income communities face when getting their voices heard?

November 04, 2015

The Mirror, Not the Measuring Stick: Treat Students With Respect

We are so quick to look at these students and see them as "not enough" or "defiant," that we run the risk of also failing to see them as human.

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