Five Words to Shape Our Learning Reality

Photo by Mark Basarab on Unsplash “Words shape our reality and in teaching define our practice. We cannot hope to create something that opens new possibilities or transforms our pedagogy unless we abandon this language for something new.”   -Mark Sonneman Mark Sonnemann challenged us to come up with one word that could replace accountability in shaping our reality... Continue Reading →

Those Times When I Was Racist

Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash   Patrice’s father told me I was racist. I didn’t believe him then. He did not know me. He did not know my history. Or see into my heart. How could giving his daughter a failing grade be racist? She was the one who didn’t do the work.   The principal of... Continue Reading →

Making It Real

Photo by on Unsplash   “When students have the chance to do work that matters, and to present that work to people who matter to them, it makes students believe that they matter.”   Mari Jones   For some of us, school learning comes fairly easily and we don’t have to work too hard to come up with... Continue Reading →

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