Virtual Field Trip: The Coral Reefs of Palau

*This is a sponsored through a partnership with WeAreTeachers and, two organizations that I fully and professionally support....more

A Culture of Poor Baltimore

I tend towards not writing about places that aren't known to me and Baltimore fits that on multiple levels. I've never visited there, never had any conference to attend there, nor do I know its history very well. It must be like every other place with its eccentricities...more

Understanding & Analyzing Systemic Racism: A Seminar Recap

I often ask myself the question that seems to permeate every part of my pedagogy in American public education: who is this for? It's simple at the outset, but, when answering it, I find myself at an intersection of American pathology that is fraught with complications and, more importantly, American history. I'm native to a complicated membership of a working class that's known both desperate levels of poverty as well as upper education struggling within the middle class ....more

Virtual Field Trip: Wild Biomes

This is a sponsored post. However, my passion for education and global water concerns are, as always, my own. I am supremely disappointed in my inability to grow things in a sustainable manner ....more

Before the Good Guys Were Liked: Dr. King’s Untold Stories

This is part three of a sponsored post series with Wells Fargo. In my lifetime everyone has always referred to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr ....more

I Gotchu

Last night, Mason came over and, since he has the impeccable timing of a 23-year-old-about-to-live-on-his-own, he knew exactly when we were cooking dinner so that he could cop a free meal out of us. It's awesome and bizarre how his timing works, but he also knew that I baked cookies over the weekend so he went searching for them....more

My Untold Story: Kathryn Harris as Harriet Tubman

This is part two of a sponsored series with Wells Fargo. “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven!” ...more

New Family Dinners

Things are changing in my family dynamics right now and it has nothing to do with our upcoming nuptials or the fact that my 2 youngest are ferrying between another residence and mine. It's mostly to do with the fact that my father lives with us now....more

Virtual Field Trip: The Nature Conservancy

This is a sponsored post. However, my passion for education and global concerns are, as always, my own. This has been a week filled with nasty science-y type stuff but without going into too much detail I will say that the word "phlegm" has passed my contagious lips more often than I'd like ....more

Telling the Truth: Getting to Know Kathryn Harris

This is a sponsored series with Wells Fargo. ...more