Ever since I saw Rita Pierson’s TED talk, I have wanted to do a TED talk. So, when I received an email saying that TEDxWilmington was looking for speakers, I jumped at it. I have to be honest, I started filling out the app, and got discouraged. It was due the next day, and I had to submit […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: TEDx Talk: The Power of a Caring Educator!"
Here in Capistrano Unified School District, there has been a commitment to be innovative and have a look into the future. One very innovative initiative has been the launch of the Mandarin Immersion Program as noted in the Marian Bergeson Elementary School Website. The following objectives have been outlined: Bilingualism: development of high levels of proficiency […]Read more "Guest Post via @mikepouraryan: Out & About In The Community"
My daughters and I ended up at home on Friday night without my wife and we decided to have a lazy night and watch some TV. I quickly let them know that I was picking what we watch because I couldn’t stand another episode of Jesse or Teen Titans Go. So, I fired up Netflix […]Read more "Guest Post via @clarksroom: Lessons from Newsies"
I wanted to begin my first contribution to this community with a snapshot of the key technologies that are defining the future for us as we speak as the Fourth Industrial Revolution is before us. I view our challenge as educators to make sure that we create the right engaging atmosphere for the future generations. […]Read more "Guest Post via @mikepouraryan: “On the Prowl”"
I have been a part of multiple conversations [chats/tweets/Voxer groups] over the last few weeks discussing fair versus equitable versus equal…I have to admit at this point even I am confused as the words are so closely related. I know treating students 100% the same 100% of the time in 100% of the situations is not […]Read more "Guest Post via @clarksroom: Equity or Equality"
I will NEVER carry a weapon, concealed or otherwise, in my classroom. I will NEVER keep it locked in a safe. I say this with the utmost certainty. There is a huge debate going on about whether teachers should be armed in order to protect their students. We would even get bonuses! As usual, teachers’ voices are […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: I Am a Teacher And You Want to Arm Me?"
When thinking about diversifying the canon and providing our students with a larger selection of texts that reflect a more holistic approach to studying racial identity, there is a common pitfall to avoid. Very often, when educators, particularly White educators, attempt to select texts that will have more resonance with their Black or Brown students, […]Read more "Guest Post via @zfwright: Complexion Doesn’t Equal Sameness"