Can we Pivot Fast Enough?

I would say that the antiracist moment is like surgery. Up to a point, it is a worthy endeavor – but not too far. Tracing the history of racism in the West and, as Ibram X. Kendi writes in the introduction to one of his books, understanding the history and origins of racist ideas inContinue reading “Can we Pivot Fast Enough?”

Curriculum Violence

There was a classroom I was observing several months ago where the teacher showed a film on Black experience in Latin America and it actually featured people of African descent picking cotton. This was a painful moment for the African American students in the room, and it was unnoticed by the Latina teacher in theContinue reading “Curriculum Violence”

Culturally Responsive? Or the White Racial Frame?

“Cultural responsiveness” is a term that gets thrown around a lot and I have to say that sometimes I wonder if this doesn’t come across as patronizing to people of culturally or socioeconomically diverse backgrounds. I feel like it might if we talk about cultural responsiveness only when it comes to interacting with people ofContinue reading “Culturally Responsive? Or the White Racial Frame?”

New Age Teaching or Mere Realism? Merging Growth Mindset with Mechanical Models of Learning

For a while I was into a New Age worldview where things happened spontaneously and one could realize or actualize their goals by merely manifesting them. How do I want to grow my business? Think big and it will happen! How can I earn more money? Don’t earn it, will that money into existence! You’llContinue reading “New Age Teaching or Mere Realism? Merging Growth Mindset with Mechanical Models of Learning”