Serena Williams's reaction and its consequences is an unfortunate reflection of our school systems. Real life is hard. It's maddening. It's even harder and maddening when you're a young person of color growing up in a system built to watch you fail.
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'Nanette' powerfully weaves humor, art history (!), comedy theory, gender, sexuality, and the power of storytelling together. How do we use it in the classroom?
May 25, 2018
What happens when we as teachers are triggered by the texts we are teeaching? What happens when the stories feel too hard to teach?
April 14, 2016
Promoting diversity through teaching starts with active recruiting of women and students of color who, in a culture that repeatedly tells them they don't belong, often benefit from direct encouragement.
March 31, 2016
Are we seeking a deeper understanding of ourselves? Or are we attempting to justify the parts of identity that the oppressor has taught us are unworthy and weak?
March 28, 2016
Because we were all born into this unjust system, we cannot escape it's oppressive ways unless we actively and collectively work to disrupt it.... As a Black woman in this system, I need to go into work fully armored.
March 25, 2016
If we accept that educators become leaders because their voices get heard and their names become known, we must work on who gets heard and known.
March 16, 2016
We come to math with rich, diverse experiences from the real world, and mathematics is the thread of all those experiences. We can use our everyday language to describe mathematics, and to construct and make sense of mathematical ideas.
March 14, 2016
My mother has accepted that the pearls on the gates to my dream school only bedazzle an iron frame that locks me into a one-in-four statistic.
March 13, 2016
I think women before me sacrificed so much and did not receive recognition, but created or planted seeds to make the future brighter for females.