What have you learned?

Thirty-four years ago Every now and then, I am reminded of of Malik, a seventh-grade student I taught as a

Grappling with new learning on the Civil Rights Trail

My trip to Alabama included visits to several more sites that taught me about this period in history and left


History sometimes gets jumbled up in my mind. I don’t always remember dates and details. That was the case with

“Your names were never lost”

I had one more stop on my first day in Birmingham. After visiting the Legacy Museum I hopped on the free shuttle

From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration

a visit to the Legacy Museum in Montgomery My visit to the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace

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