Let's begin with the fact that I don't really like social media. That seems like an easy thing to say since no one is thinking Mark Zuckerberg is a particularly lovable fellow. Yes, there are the issues of privacy and the sort of nastiness from mostly anonymous figures and the occasional bot. For me though … Continue reading Accessible and Inclusive Social Media
Should I remain quiet and simply listen to those who could better teach about the lived experience of inequity in America? Yes, because now is a time to listen. Should I speak instead up and join my voice to the chorus of those shouting for change? Yes, because silence is being complicit. Won't speaking risk … Continue reading A White Educator Discusses Racism…and How To Teach Students About It
In a city of a million students with only 15% being white, how much of a role should equity play in our choice for the "right" school? Are those extra efforts by parents part of the problem or just reflective of a larger issue?
Why Should I Talk About It? Recently there has been an uproar about equity in educational opportunities for students in New York City. In fact, I got into a heated debate with several teachers just the other day on the topic. It began with our new chancellor first taking action by saying he’ll keep 25% … Continue reading Integrating Schools in NYC and the Implications Beyond
On June 7th I had the opportunity to be part of an incredibly motivating professional development experience at the 2018 EDxED Conference (originally organized by educator Jennifer Gunn). It's called that because it's an opportunity for educators to share their ideas and practices with other educators (those who know the drill) and pick up tips in … Continue reading 25 Lessons Learned From EDxED