Inclusivity practices should be involuntary, but sadly, we live in a world where that is not the case. I had a difficult moment in the classroom last week as I was trying to get students to think about what it would be like to be… (basically someone other than themselves). And then channeling that empathy,… Continue Reading Stages of Insensitivity Turned Teaching Moments
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This past week has been been a challenging one. At times I didn’t know if I was up or down. These two words FLEXIBLE and ORGANIZED are ringing true for my work as an educator, and for my students in… Continue Reading 9x9x25 #5: Flexible and Organized
In early June of 2005 I was asked to give a speech on the meaning of teaching to the graduating seniors of Glen Lake. A first-year teacher, I wasn’t up to the task, instead delivering a nice sounding speech that said little of substance. Shortly afterwards, as I got in my car to drive home,… Continue Reading A Teacher’s Legacy: A Tribute
The New Dennos is now open! Following the January 21 community celebration day with free admission for everyone, join Jason Dake for a brief tour of the new galleries on any of the following three dates and times. This is your first chance to see the new permanent collection galleries and ask Jason about how you can… Continue Reading The New Dennos!
My first teaching job was at an all-boys private school in Los Angeles. I was 22 and fresh out of college with not a bit of teaching experience. But as part of the mentoring program, other teachers and administrators were in and out of my room all the time. At first, I was sure I… Continue Reading It’s Coming: Open Classroom Week