Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

I’m behind by a week on the photo challenge, so this week I’m going to play catch up. The theme, angular, immediately made me think of the lovely, but freezing, Saturday morning a few weeks ago when students from all over NYC who are involved in the after school action sports mentor program,¬†STOKED, swarmed to […]

Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular"

Why My Students Are Learning About the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Movement

Generally, I find young twenty-somethings who live in Brooklyn to be quite the¬†forward-thinking, against-“the-man”, fight-for-your-rights kind of folks. Which is why I was surprised to get into a discussion this weekend with some young Brooklyn kids who believed that the role of a history/social studies teacher was to have students memorize facts and events—to simply […]

Read more "Why My Students Are Learning About the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Movement"