Browsing All posts tagged under »Education«

Talking About How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi

February 5, 2020


As promised, I want to invite people to interact in a number of ways. 

Antiracism in The Archive

February 4, 2020


I heard bell hooks give a speech in which she implored listeners to "decolonize our minds."

MI Folks: Please Do MI Education Survey

February 3, 2020


If you care about education in MI, please take this survey NOW. The survey will close on February 7, 2020.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

January 23, 2020


Bri is a high school student with a head full of rhymes, a notebook full of songs, and a heart full of ambition. She is determined to make it as a rapper, and she’s doing all she can to catch that Big Break. I have never, in all my life, met a character who is […]

Smile, Baby!

January 22, 2020


Females are expected to appear more friendly and happy than males are in public situations. This expectation is unfair, nonsensical, and certainly worth discussing...

Unraveling Racism @ Norwest Gallery

January 20, 2020


I am grateful to every member of the audience who has made the time to listen to the voices of these students, who have shared their stories so that eyes and hearts might be opened-- and so that the experiences of current and future students might be better.

Called To Amplify

January 17, 2020


I am very excited to announce that I will be hosting guest posts by former students in this space.

How To Read a Book by Kwame Alexander

January 14, 2020


With this book, Kwame Alexander sets the tone that I want to convey to young people about reading: it's an adventure; it's full of surprises; and it brings great pleasure.

Celebrating Myself Like Walt Whitman

January 10, 2020


I was 30 and had just attempted suicide when my therapist helped me realize that my parents were never really going to be interested in me, let alone impressed w/ my achievements–that my achievements were mine and that I could enjoy them even if nobody else cared. (29 November 2019) The statement above is a […]

Haunted by The Mockingbird

January 7, 2020


My students had gone to the assistant principal to complain “about that racist White lady making us read that racist book.”