'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.'
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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
I am constantly asking myself: What is the line between "education" and "indoctrination"?
September 20, 2017
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 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
Love pushes all of us to do better and hold each other and ourselves accountable in that process.
April 22, 2017
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
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
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
I haven't known how to begin most days as a person, much less how to try and bring these discussions into the classroom.