Reflecting on Deculturization in Schools

By: Daniel Bergerson Rather than providing an answer, this post raises a question about how, as new and future teachers, we can decolonize our classrooms. Let’s start with a working definition of deculturalization in schools. I understand deculturalization as the devaluation of students’ experiences, erosion of their social and cultural capital, and dismissal of stories…

Keeping Mathematics Accessible to All Students

By: Mark Drago I know this is an article about mathematics education, but let me start with a poem: Zimmer’s Head Thudding against the Blackboard By Paul Zimmer At the blackboard I had missed Five number problems in a row, And was about to foul a sixth When the old exasperated nun Began to pound…

Lessons Learned: Reflecting on a Year in Birth to 5 Settings

By: Katie Russell This past year I have had the honor and the privilege of completing my infant/toddler field experience and preschool practicum. These experiences were diverse and included a university-affiliated early childhood center, religious early childhood setting, and a rural Head Start. Although some of these experiences were not what I was expecting, I…

Teacher and Man of Trans Experience

By: Alexander Walker Teacher and Man of Trans Experience was originally posted on Alexander’s blog and is reposted here with permission. In 2010, I began my final descent to becoming a teacher; a semester long practicum. Being in the classroom wasn’t new – my program had me in different schools for at least fifteen hours…

“So is he a teacher or a coach?”

By: Sam Scarborough Most of us have either asked this question or heard it in our classrooms. When I tell people I’m going to be an English teacher, the usual question I’m asked is, “So what do you wanna coach?” Why is our society so inclined to stereotype all male teachers as coaches?  Many of…