I don't think it gets "easier," but as I gain more skills and grow more with my students, I think the capacity for joy grows exponentially the longer I am around my kids.
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August 24, 2018
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'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
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 19, 2018
Unlearning the hurtful lessons we have internalized about racism will take more than just a half-day training.
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.
March 19, 2018
We must ask ourselves not just how to make our classrooms engaging, but how to ensure it is culturally-responsive, actively relevant, and helping kids envision a world in which their identity, voice, and culture are important.
January 31, 2018
We are, at our foundation, a nation of immigrants and native peoples displaced by systemic oppression.
January 16, 2018
Is the work we're doing really driving innovation? Or is it a band-aid on a gushing wound of educational inequity?
January 12, 2018
What is there to say about trying to exist in a place where your existence in and of itself is considered a burden?
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.'