“The Perils of Warning Teachers about ‘Political’ and ‘Partisan’ Speech.”

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.

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Pursuing Deep Equity in “Blended” Classrooms

Teachers College Record, 2019.

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.

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Smart Tech Use for Equity.

Teaching Tolerance, Spring 2016.

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.

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Remember, make change while you read: Here’s a Smart Tech Use for Equity note-taking sheet supporting educators, students and families to consider tech uses’ pros/cons.