Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

Earlier today I was listening in to an Instagram Live conversation about Zaretta Hammond’s levels of culture. This sparked interactions about how BIPOC have often been conditioned to do things that go against their own culture so that they can fit in. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, here is a short list of some […]

People who need people

I have a little confession. I was starting to like meeting on Zoom and working from home. Or so I thought. Here’s what I liked, sometimes loved: not commuting to and from work (if you’re from Southern California, you know what a big deal this is); not having to pack materials to take to school […]

My first blog post

I’ve been teaching for almost two decades and (confession time) I’ve never done any authentic writing for myself. No journal, no diary, no nothin’. Wait…does Twitter count? Any writing I’ve done has been solely for the purpose of modeling for my students. Inspired by the Teachers Write project, I decided it was time to “walk […]