Today, I logged into my Facebook to see more about the Black Lives Matter movement alongside the news of another fatal shooting. Someone had also shared Dr. Marc Spooner's post that comments on John Gormley's "Gormley: Tapping-Out on the culture activism". I wholeheartedly agree with what Dr. Marc Spooner has to say and, as an educator in … Continue reading Tapped Out: When Social Media Isn’t Enough
Wow, long time, no blog... I've been having a very guilty feeling in the pit of my stomach because I haven't blogged YET this semester. I've reflected lots but not on this medium. I've started thinking more about polishing up my thoughts and having revised posts but at the same time, I want to show … Continue reading #TreatyedELA
I have linked to my ELNG300 unit plan in hopes that I can get both feedback and inspire someone else to use a social justice unit in their classroom! Hope that this helps someone!
#TreatyEdCamp was a huge success and I am so proud to have been a part of it. Now that I've had some time away from it and been able to reflect on it, I've come to understand the more applied aspect of Treaty Education. I find that every time I have a grasp on one … Continue reading #TreatyEdCamp
Social justice chat of appropriate Halloween costumes that are culturally responsible has become a bigger topic but something that I hadn't considered, before reading a status on Facebook from the group To Write Love On Her Arms, was that blood and gore can be very difficult in this Halloween season as well. For many people … Continue reading Social Justice and Halloween
I've been thinking a lot lately about two different things, the first being Halloween. I picked out a costume - one that I believe does no harm to culture and an icon that I find empowering after taking a class on fairy tales, so let me tell you a little bit about her. Little Red … Continue reading Labeling Your Own Sexual Identity (Warning: Mature Content)
As with many assigned readings, I was not very excited to read "The Problem of Common Sense" (Kumashiro. (2009). Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice pp. XXIX – XLI), but when I actually got into it I found the story and comparison to Nepal very interesting. Towards the end of the reading, I … Continue reading My Tallest Mountain