Category: Teaching

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

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

Refugee Stories

Thanks to the Transatlantic Outreach Program and the Fulbright fellowship I participated in, I’ve been able to bring many lessons

After the 1:1 Honeymoon Period

My Love/Hate Relationship With Student Chromebooks This article originally appeared in Literacy Daily, the International Literacy Association’s blog. I looked at

Going to Schule

I’ve had the chance to meet with students and teachers at three German schools during this TOP Tour. I’ve learned

Summer School

So I guess it’s too soon to take another year off (or is it?). In the meantime, I’ve been researching

Where I’m From and Where I’m Going: Highlights from NCSS

I spent three full days at the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in San Francisco.  It was

Mae Ra Moe: Where I'm From

This is the final post in my series about the Mae Ra Moe refugee camp where I taught for three

Dancing in the Street, Again

It’s 7:45 in the morning, Eminem is blaring on the speakers throughout the plaza and nearby streets, there are hundreds

Back to School

A Warm Welcome The school year ends in a few weeks in the Philippines, but I was able to visit

Luc Bat

Learning Luc Bat “Luc bat” is a traditional form of Vietnamese poetry that I have been researching.   I chose to


If you don’t read any further, just watch this 13-second video of 10th graders reacting to your comments on the

Where I’m From

The time has come to share the poems my students have been working so hard to write.  I have taught