“The teacher who stands out in my mind is Ms. Hall, my Art and Art History teacher for all four years of high school. I don’t think I recognized it at the time, but I think she really showed me what it means to be in a flow state. And also the importance of a great playlist in the background of a classroom. She so delicately balanced giving her students personal space and structure.”
This week, we feel challenged by Paul Zak’s work on trust in the workplace, Leyla Alipour’s protocols for boosting student creativity, and NYU press’s forays into online discourse in the Digital Humanities.
We thought we’d take a minute to introduce ourselves…
A 2017 article challenges us to think from, but also beyond, the popular concept of white fragility — especially when it comes to building new curricula.
“Better classroom discussion will reimagine what History is for students who don’t like memorizing dates and facts.”
This week’s highlighted media bring together ideas from students, teachers, and academics to identify problems and strategies for interrupting inequity and pursuing antiracism in schools.
“…when I think of my noble intention in life — justice and compassion. My wish for this world is that the concepts of justice and compassion would become that concepts that are most highly valued, and that any decision that we make would be rooted in them.”
This week’s roundup asks us to question the structures of our classrooms, especially discussion-based classrooms, and to consider several new approaches to familiar work.
How do we use the “discussion board” feature to… actually hold discussions?