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Starting something new is perpetually a complex endeavor: exciting and challenging; confusing and frustrating; fun and eye-opening; and important and mysterious --- think first day as a freshman, think mid-week of the first week of the Summer Institute (as part of the National Writing Project), think first day on the job. Being a member of this team of teachers (see links, below) working on...
Keywords: clmooc, race, systems
(This first appeared at Kevin's Meandering Mind) I've been up and down with systems thinking all this week in the Making Learning Connected MOOC. What I mean by that is that I've had days where I have been playing with a systems thinking approach and other days where thinking about systematic inequities has me struggling with how to address problems that seem larger than me. The chart above is...
Keywords: clmooc, make, media, race
This was first shared at my blog -- Kevin's Meandering Mind -- as part of the Making Learning Connected MOOC. I hate to kill the playful mojo of the CLMOOC, which has been streaming in channels in social media spaces around the #untro -- or "unintroducing yourself" by mashing up media and glitching images and smashing ideas. But in the midst of all this play, I can't help but think about the...
Yesterday was cold in Denver...really cold. My husband decided this would be a good time to go houseplanting shopping. He watched a TedTalk about how houseplants increase the amount of oxygen in buidings in Delhi. Since I wanted to spend time with my husband, I decided to simply go along for the ride.  We got to the greenhouse and were a bit dumbfounded. We have grown houseplants, but we really...
[This post represents the work of a group of educators and education activists who wanted to help educators  help students process the verdict in the Jordan Davis murder trial. Many of us wrote from our experiences both in and out of the classroom, and as such, many of us used “I” statements in talking about these ideas. The writers are Melinda Anderson, Joshua Block, Zac Chase, Alexa Dunn, Bill...
“…[An African American is] born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world...
Youth are communicating with each other and the larger society today using a variety of digital and social media tools, but what are they saying? What possibilities do these digital tools hold for social, political, and economic change?
Keywords: technology, equity, race, gender
What John Dewey (1916) said almost a century ago is still true today: education will only prepare people for life in a democracy when the educational experience is also democratic. Unfortunately, Stuck in the Shallow End reveals how undemocratic our educational system still is in this technology age. (9) In Stuck in the Shallow End, Jane Margolis, senior researcher at the Institute for Democracy...

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