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.
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January 11, 2016
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.
November 24, 2015
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 12, 2015
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
What obstacles do you think students of color or in low-income communities face when getting their voices heard?
November 04, 2015
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.
October 27, 2015
Do we not want students to question? Don't we want them to stand up for themselves or seek the "why" to larger issues? Why, then, are we so afraid when they turn that critical eye onto us as their teachers?