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May 17, 2019

Why You Really, Absolutely Shouldn't Change the English Curriculum

We study literature in order to help our students, the future generations, develop their values and morals and better understand the world.

April 16, 2019

The Power of Words: On "Classics" and "Canon"

This work must be led by those who have been historically oppressed, and if I want to support them, that means I must work to explore their writing and show my students just how powerful those voices are.

February 18, 2019

Unheard Voices: Recentering Discussions in the Classroom

There are some meaningful and important ways we can recenter power in our students' critical thinking.

September 26, 2018

Breathe: Caring for Students and Ourselves in the Time of Kavanaugh

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?

September 10, 2018

The Unpalatable Rage of Women: What Serena Williams' Experience Reminds Us About Schools

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.

July 18, 2018

Hold Your Tension: Gender, Sexuality, and Comedy in the #NanetteSyllabus

'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

When the Stories Feel Too Hard to Teach

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

Taking Up Space in Space: An Interview with Scientist Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt

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

Unapologetic: Claiming the Self as Woman

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

'Often Imitated, Never Duplicated': Black Womanness in Education

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.

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