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November 12, 2017

When Will The Birds Fly Free?: Education as Colonialism

The play made me ask the terrifying question that every educator asks themselves at some point: Am I actually helping my students?

September 30, 2017

Is Being 'Fair' Always Right?

I am constantly asking myself: What is the line between "education" and "indoctrination"?

September 20, 2017

News in the Classroom: Where Should We Begin?

We can no longer REactively teach towards justice and create space for compassion within our classrooms. We must PROactively work to make justice, compassion, and safety part of our consistent classroom culture and curriculum.

August 12, 2017

The False Notion of 'History' as Past

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.

June 17, 2017

A Reflection on Philando Castile's Death: 'We Need to Practice Love in Action'

Love pushes all of us to do better and hold each other and ourselves accountable in that process.

April 22, 2017

Islands and Myths: What Happens When We Don't Value Storytellers

When we tell the story of a people instead of allowing them their own voice and agency, we teach entire generations to be disempowered.

March 22, 2017

Walking Farther Together: In Defense of the Whole-Class Novel

My job as an educator is not to perpetuate an oppressive system, but rather to give students the tools to dismantle it. Teachers have the unique opportunity to directly combat those oppressive structures with stories

March 05, 2017

Standing in the Light: Supporting Our Immigrant Students

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 24, 2017

Where to Begin: Teaching in Times of Tumult

I haven't known how to begin most days as a person, much less how to try and bring these discussions into the classroom.

February 11, 2017

For Black History Month, Study Black Voices Every Day

We may be an English class, but it's clear to me we need some history, too.

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