Writing became a means of expressing their environment rather than merely recording. The students used metaphors which reflected the landscape around them, and also their culture and teenage lives.
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December 08, 2015
December 01, 2015
We need to teach kids to build movements, not just seek moments. Instead of giving our students permission to wait and be saved by some superhuman, we need to give our students the tools and skills to see themselves as movement-makers.
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 20, 2015
Even though someone is from some part of the world with whatever going on there, you shouldn't look at them differently.
November 18, 2015
We can't treat someone differently for being in love. We shouldn't make fun of anyone for being attracted to anyone.
November 16, 2015
Why do I need students to reach for someone else's bar? Why can't I help them see and unlock all the magic they already contain?
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?