In Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay, ed., Ethical Dilemmas of Democratic Education: Cases and Commentaries. Harvard Education Press, 2019.
This piece is a conversation starter about how calling much of teachers’ speech on controversial social issues “political” or even “partisan” can chill classroom discussion of crucial issues of our time. Standing up for facts and engaging the world we live in is not partisan.
Educational Leadership ASCD blog, February 25, 2019.
After the 2016 election, schools across the country experienced a wave of explicit, emboldened bigotry and harassment. This “hate” requires response. This piece walks through how educators can respond to “hateful speech” in schools.
This article shares findings on a study with Uche Amaechi, two teachers, and their students, on the potential benefits of (monitored) student-teacher texting for supporting students on the brink of dropout. I embedded these findings in Chapter 6 of Schooltalk (Life Talk).
This article written with colleagues at CREATE explored the role of in-person teachers in supporting low-income students as they used online material in summer courses. We name six key “teacher roles”–six crucial ways teachers supported students. A good conversation-starter as people consider tech use, equity and the essential role of teachers.
The Smart Tech Use for Equity framework, which I designed with colleague Kim Douillard from the San Diego Area Writing Project, supports educators to consider and document the pros and cons of their tech use with equity in mind.