teaching and learning

This teaching guide is meant to speak toward our rights as Americans to take on the full responsibilities of democracy, referring to our civic participation in the creation and maintenance of systems of accountability in search of our collective safety. Lamenting the influences of systemic racism, police militarization, and the lack of political and judicial accountability, we recognize our role...
Recently, I was honored to be a 2014 "On The Rise" Award Winner for the Association of American Publishers PK-12 Learning Group Lamplighter Honors. Read more about them here. I wrote a poem to honor the occassion. MW.png
Teaching is.png Source Photos: "Making model airplanes for U.S. Navy at the Armstrong Technical High School. Washington, DC." Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. News Bureau. (06/13/1942 - 09/15/1945) Taken March 1942. A Love Supreme: Reflections on Why We Continue to Teach | contains a sample of “...
I am suggesting that while the remark "English ain't relevant" may appear, on the surface, to be without substance, or maybe even crude, it actually is a remark which upon investigation raises fundamental questions about American society. To dismiss such a remark as wrongheaded is to ignore the likelihood that the makers of the remark know something about this America that is yet incomprehensible...
Source Photos: "Making model airplanes for U.S. Navy at the Armstrong Technical High School. Washington, DC." Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. News Bureau. (06/13/1942 - 09/15/1945) Taken March 1942. A Love Supreme: Reflections on Why We Continue to Teach | contains a sample of “Acknowledgement” from John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme....
This week, I wanted to take a different approach. Using the same time that I reserve to write a post, I took the time to visualize one:  Why I Continue To Teach - Untitled Page.png  Source photo: Title and other information from caption card. LOT 0216 (Location of corresponding print.)Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division....
  There has been an ever growing movement to connect teachers across the world with one another for professional development, sharing resources and stories, and overall elevating individual and collective practice. I love this. I benefit from it. I cheerlead it around my school. But underneath, I know something is missing from this formula that we estimate to transform educational practice....