Teaching for Equity and Justice

Here is an article I wrote that was published on the blog of Fund for Teachers. Why are US schools,

First Day of School

I remember my first day of teaching in New Haven 33 years ago, when my classroom wasn’t ready and I

Life After Travel

My last trip overseas was in August, 2019. When I stepped off the plane from Mexico City, I had every

What’s A Picture Worth?

What I gained from twenty-eight years of photos Versão em português A Chance Encounter I was confused as I stood

5 Not-so-typical Reasons to Visit Oaxaca

Oaxaca is fast becoming the place to visit in Mexico. It has everything, including the best food in the country,

Casa de Piedra

“Why is it called the house of stone if it is made with mud bricks?”  “Follow me. I’ll tell you

Sierra Life

“Five days is four too many,” I was told after I had booked my trip to the mountain town of

Monte Albán

Monte Albán is a short ride from the center of Oaxaca, but it is a world away. It contains the

Quesillo and Photos

Couchsurfing does not only connect people who offer free places to stay, but also provides a way for travelers to

A Tour Like No Other

There are so many tour agencies in Oaxaca because there is so much to see. You cannot walk anywhere in

¡Oh, Oaxaca!

My love affair with Mexico continues, this time in Oaxaca (WA-há-CA), the capital of Oaxaca state in the southern part

Teach Like an Artist

I told everyone I was doing this for my five-year-old granddaughter, but I must admit I felt giddy standing next

Teaching the “Middle East”

I just returned from a week at Duke University where I attended an incredible institute focused on teaching the Middle

Semana Santa, Parte II

Statues and angels are not the only things to see during Holy Week processions. Within each of the dozens of

Semana Santa, Parte I

It’s hard to describe in words the processions that happen every night during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Taxco. Groups