Office Hours Interview: Suniya Luthar and Nina Kumar of Authentic Connections

Office Hours Interview: Suniya Luthar and Nina Kumar of Authentic Connections

“Teaching is demanding! These folks have to be attending to children’s mental health even as they are trying to teach them educational materials. To maintain community well-being, we need to look “upstream” at who’s running the ship, and in the classroom, that is the teacher. Everything’s affected if they’re doing well, or doing poorly. So you, as a teacher, are the upstream influence. Your wellbeing matters — of course your knowledge and skills do too, but to maximize them, we have to be sure you feel good as a human being.”

Beyond the Syllabus: Reckonings, Hellfire, and Software Engineering

This week’s Beyond the Syllabus pinpoints three bright fires worth approaching more closely. Book Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Even before the Atlanta shootings rocked the United States with another round of debates over gun violence and what is or is not a racially-motivated violence, Hong’s collection of essays was a…