“It took me a long time to understand how much literacy affected my life.” Jason Reynolds Please forgive the sound and editing quality of this video. I tried to add titles on some of the key moments of Jason Reynold’s ideas. He showed the students and staff pure love that day, pure truth, and I… Read More “Your relationship with language is your freedom.” Jason Reynolds
A look back on last year, and how I can remember what I learned and grow.… Read More the year that wasn’t (1) and what might be (2)
We teachers have full, wonderful lives outside of teaching. I think. Sure we do! YES! We most definitely do! And why let all the wonderful folks such as Barack Obama create a list!? Here’s my challenge, inspired by @jarredamato, the leader of #ProjectLit: What if all leaders — politics, education, business, you name it —… Read More For fun…
Do students come to your classroom year with reputations? Well. Yes. And–I’m struggling with the past clinging to some students. That’s about as diplomatic as I’m can muster right now. How Black Girls Aren’t Presumed to Be Innocent THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE A new study finds that adults view them as less child-like and less… Read More Fresh Start 101
Is anyone else finding that social media/cell phones have completely altered their capacity to read books and concentrate on multi-page sequences? It’s become a major problem… — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 10, 2018 I am concerned about my #ProjectLIT project stalling out. I need these books. Don’t want: need. They aren’t some glib luxury for… Read More Summer Series of Saves: It’s not just you.
Please donate. I know this is a hard ask. I am asking for a lot of books. Books that are wonderful. Books that are both mirrors and windows. Books where a student might see themselves, or see others’ lives, and understand. Grow empathy. Build strength, And courage. Know that they aren’t alone.
Did you ever want to be a character from a book? Tomi Adeyemi wrote Children of Blood and Bone (which I just finished and REALLY WANT SOME TO TALK ABOUT THE ENDING WITH!) and she posted this beautiful photo: call me Zélie pic.twitter.com/lDlSG6tAbZ — Tomi Adeyemi (@tomi_adeyemi) July 20, 2018 Now: ideas for discussing books… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Magic
If 300 people I know spent about $10 each, I could fund these books for my students: Direct Link to My Donors Choose Challenge
One of my personality flaws is the fear of being misunderstood. I say it’s a flaw because I spend too much mental energy trying to explain my meaning after the fact, and other folks are way past thinking about me or my dumb little thoughts. But that is why I write this blog; it’s my… Read More Dismantle, disrupt, and…discontinue?
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