We may be an English class, but it's clear to me we need some history, too.
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February 11, 2017
February 03, 2017
We have two jobs: create a space of safety, validation, and love for our students, and to teach them how to critically question power, advocate for themselves, and resist oppression.
November 19, 2016
How much do I push back on this student, knowing my own opinion and biases will come into play?
November 13, 2016
Teaching is inherently political. We ask our students to think critically, to question existing systems, to imagine what might be better.
November 06, 2016
Where we live not only affects culture and values but is also an instant determining factor in our access to nearly every resource and aspect of education.
October 10, 2016
You can never view yourself completely unbiased, and you can never view your culture or way of life completely unbiased. If you learn about other cultures, you might learn about the flaws in yours and try to help yourself and others around you and improve in a people as a whole.
October 06, 2016
Ethnicity has become a big controversy nowadays. Should ethnic studies be introduced in schools? Would this be beneficial for the students in the future?
October 04, 2016
It'd be foolish to not educate high schoolers on things relevant to who they are, or the history and culture of the place they live
September 21, 2016
I wonder if my students truly understand the emotional and traumatic impact these events can have on a community
September 09, 2016
If we are still "teachers" after we leave school, are we willing to stand with the communities we serve even when their problems leave the school as well?