If you're not currently teaching, what are you focused on?:
I am the Director of Inclusion and Community Engagement. I get to bring people together DAILY to work on issues of equity and inclusion. Sweet!
Your school name:
The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine
Your school type:
Is your school a Title Ⅰ school?:
What grade do you teach?:
I teach K-8
What subject(s) do you teach?:
I teach Equity and Justice, Identity, and Community.
How many years have you been teaching?:
This is my 20th year!!!!!
"Sharpies. No question."
I'm a 4th generation teacher; married a guy I met in the second month of college; Mother of 4 dragons ;).
This is systemic, though the vast majority of gun violence in schools where deaths and injuries have occurred are in white and affluent communities. The saddest part is that they are requested by schools more often than not, because of internalized oppression and biases held by those who are not people of color. There is no reason why some kids’ childhoods should be penalized. Community School Boards and School Leadership on site need to be held accountable for what is PTSD facing these kids who are expected to be gleefully educated near a system that gets away with targeting and killing them with impunity. Increase restorative justice practices. Increase counselors in schools. Have yoga mindful practice. Have recess!!! All of these are great diffusers of conflict.
These are awesome! Imagine if all the virtuals were recorded and sent to a central location, and then compiled for the entire class? Families would learn about each other, allowing them to highlight similarities, as well as provide a space to discuss differences they may have observed (family structure, neighborhood, culture).