…if I really reflect on how I, a Latina from Las Vegas, was able to become a...– Angelica L. Gonzalez, Ph.D, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Yale. By way of thesmithian. (via thenoobyorker)
Watch These Straight People Answer A Question Gay... →
If every straight person honestly answered this question, we’d wipe out homophobia tomorrow.
teachersworldwide: Pakistan still failing in education of girls Despite regular election campaign promises to deliver, economic and cultural concerns holding back action. (via Pakistan still failing in education of girls - Asia - Al Jazeera English)
it is understandable that most Americans do not recognise the significance of...– Academic funding and the public interest (via nathanjurgenson)
Anyone who argues that ethnic minority students in Hong Kong are failing because of poor Cantonese language acquisition is obscuring the truth. Ethnic minority students who fail do so alongside ethnic Chinese counterparts. They are all negotiating weak social positions in schools that ensure their failure by failing to acknowledge their needs and abilities. They are all negotiating their agency in...
TBD Teacher: Teaching Tip #5: Feedback at the End... →
tbdteacher: Ahhh….the end of a unit. That blissful time when everything is wrapped up, and you are ready to move on to something new. Wait…not just yet. Don’t forget one important step…student feedback! At the end of most units, I have my students write down what they liked and what they would change about…
To live in diaspora is to be haunted by histories that sit uncomfortably out of...– Lily Cho, The Turn to Diaspora (via unapologetically-yellow)
One of the tasks of the progressive educator, through a serious, correct...– Paulo Freire in “Pedagogy of Hope” This term with my older students I have felt despair and hopeless creeping into our class. It’s been hard to overcome the structural limitations of the school. It’s been challenging to help students see the culture of self-defeat they are...
I need to start my own school.
Test scores are a rough proxy for learning. Tests imperfectly examine selected...– Principal: ‘I was naïve about Common Core’ (via gjmueller)
Privileged kids go to counseling, poor kids go to jail.– Judge Mathis, speaking the truth (via thatprettyoddfeminist) facts on facts on facts (via charcoalcloud) THIS is why I do what I do (via evgeni-malkin) Huge problem and something we should all advocate to change! (via adventuresinlearning)
The purpose of education cannot be only to increase the earning power of the...– Grace Lee Boggs “Children’s Miracle” Needed to Solve School Crisis 3/23/2000. (via revlovejoy) Yes.
Hong Kong-to-the-US reverse culture shock #1
cantomemes: So, I went back to America over the holidays…