It's on educators to consciously choose to work on our implicit and explicit biases to start undoing the systemic oppression that has led us here. In doing so, we can help our students hopefully create a world much more loving, inclusive, and safe than the one we've created for them now.
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We study literature in order to help our students, the future generations, develop their values and morals and better understand the world.
September 26, 2018
So, how do we manage? What do we do when consistently engaging in the difficult discussion about rape culture is hard on our hearts, but helpful for our students?
March 20, 2018
I still remember the first time I read a piece of writing that felt like it truly understood me. I was a junior in high school.
January 10, 2018
'This is how it starts,' I thought to myself as I watched. 'This is how they start to silence us. They teach us to "control" our students, then they control us in the same way.'
August 12, 2017
The longer we live with the myth of racism or its tendrils as bygone ideas, the more we provide the tinder of complacency that allows fires of hatred to fly through our streets.
March 05, 2017
Our classrooms should be a place where they can shed their fearful cloaks, step into the light, and see us welcoming them with open arms.
February 03, 2017
We have two jobs: create a space of safety, validation, and love for our students, and to teach them how to critically question power, advocate for themselves, and resist oppression.
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.
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."