NPR ( National Public Radio) is one of my favorite resources for news, current events and commutes ! Although sometimes it can leave you stunned, despairing and speechless ( even me) – It is a great resources for educators and parents. My NPR listening has been stunted this past few weeks on my commute –Continue reading “Favorite Resources, commutes and difficult questions !”
It is 20 something years since I began to teach – I usually roll my eyes when people begin sentences with statements like that, but bear with me. For 20 plus years I taught subjects that involve conversations about race – badly. Social justice, personal and social ethics, Christian ethics, morality, English literature, West IndianContinue reading “Talking to students about race – A difficult balance”
Being mindful of our language is so important as educators and parents – I recently presented my research to a group of 30 + professionals and am embarrassed to admit I used the word ‘minorities’. As I said the word, I also recognized that it was not a good way of describing the ‘marginalized’ inContinue reading “Changing the way we speak”
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