I’ve been complimented on my English about as often as I’ve been asked why I don’t speak Spanish. In high school and college I was frequently labeled “exotic.” My curly hair is mystifying to people everywhere, it seems, as I am constantly asked a stream of questions about it. Is it really just like that? How do I control it? Why don’t I straighten it?
Stories and Voices
I start each morning perusing the internet in search of articles on education. I’ll open everything that looks interesting, until the window runs out of space (as I write this I have 16 tabs open in Chrome).
If you subscribe to our monthly newsletter, you received links to about 80 articles from us this year. These are some of my favorites. If you click through you’ll see some common themes. I’m drawn to articles about how to be mindful of our personal biases, how to help students explore their interests and get them involved in decision-making, and encouraging a love of learning. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Lupe, a 12th grader from Brooklyn, talks about why she decided to become a Circle Keeper and the impact it has had on her interactions with other students.
Caryn, 12th grader, on Restorative Circles
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