Recently, I discovered a link on my Code.org Teacher Home Page that took me to a launch page for Code.org's App Lab.
How I created an open drop box using Google Scripts.
If educational opportunities in Milwaukee are still separate and unequal (and it should be plainly clear that they are), charter schools are hardly the only culprit, and MPS is hardly immune.
My students don't live in a pre-computer world. Pretending otherwise seems to me to be asinine at best, and dangerous at worst.
Since I began teaching, I've felt that it was important to not hide behind some illusion of colorblindness. My experience in the classroom has often been similar to what I experienced from the older boys in the garden that day: a mixture of shock and discomfort, particularly in naming whiteness, alongside cries that such a label must be "racist."
What I've been up to, and why I haven't been writing (in this space). A plea to other white folks to read and share John Metta's article, "I, Racist."
The web of connections between foundations, universities, and non-profit entities at the center of the free-market ed. reform movement in which Marguerite Roza is so thoroughly entangled tells a story that is often implied or assumed, but rarely illuminated.
What is the role of the educator working with students from marginalized populations around days of heightened civic pride and ritual? Can we find a way to teach critically; to teach our students how to think on a day when so often they are told what to think?
A few things I'm excited about in the realm of technology.
I've been reading and thinking a lot about Darling and Kooyenga's proposal over the past few weeks, trying to understand not only what, exactly, they were proposing, but the historical context in which their plan should be viewed.