Critical Connections with Ourselves, Our Students, and Each Other

Recently, my friend’s 10 year old son asked: “How is retirement going?” First reaction: ummm…say what now?! But he explained himself: “You are no longer going to teach kids in a classroom, so you are retiring from that.” And he is right…the teaching that I have been doing for the past 15 years is over […]

Rethinking the Student Narrative through Themes from the Queer Experience

OUR MINDSET: To move writers closer to the center of their ever-changing identity.Educators and students have a lot to fear in 2020; there is no circumventing that reality. There have been jarring questions and radical realizations throughout this year and our sense of self has undoubtedly taken a hit no matter how well we have […]

Arugment, Research and Rhetoric in an Angry World

I wasn’t expecting to start my 19th year teaching feeling this unprepared. Not the juggling of virtual and  face-to-face hybrid teaching–I’ll bungle my way through that chaos, and it will be fine (right? Somebody assure me it will be fine).  No, my feelings of unpreparedness come from all the other chaos in the world: racial […]