Posts Categorized: CSP

TwitterLove&Magic

TwitterLove&Magic

The Intersection of Rhetorics and Justice: an IB unit of study When teaching about historically marginalized and oppressed communities, that’s usually what students understand: we are in pain, in sorrow, and are oppressed. While there is accuracy to that due to systemic oppression, we often end up leaving out the ways that we are more… Read more

Takin’ On the Hard Topics

Takin’ On the Hard Topics

Recently, I wrote a response to the Larry Ferlazzo’s Classroom Q & A blog question: What are good strategies teachers can use when exploring “controversial” topics? Since my courses are infused with what folks consider to be controversial topics, this was somewhat of an easy write up for me. My work focuses on discussing equity &… Read more

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

The first unit of the year with the freshmen is a fun one filled with tons of *stuff*. I’m really proud of the construction of this unit: the scope and sequence. This first unit is an introduction to the course, my teaching style, our relationship, expectations, and intensity. I want to make sure it’s enjoyable… Read more

Hope

Hope

Working at this independent school has been a great and challenging experience for me. The biggest challenge? I have never taught in a classroom where I was the ethnic minority. I have never taught in a classroom where the group wasn’t Latino. That was a big shift and certainly something that impacted HOW I taught,… Read more

Caliban oh, Caliban!

Caliban oh, Caliban!

In 2015 and early 2016 we offered a series of professional development sessions at a couple of schools in Lawrence, MA. The sessions were about racial identity and how that relates to their work. We began one of the sessions with this video where we analyzed the first indigenous person in Western literary imagination: Caliban… Read more