I don't think people recognize the gravity of what we're asking of our school districts if they were to re-open as if everything were normal (though it’s looking like we may have a statewide mask mandate for schools, hopefully, though that is not certain as yet). It is very difficult for schools to find enough … Continue reading Who’s in Line to Teach Your Kids If Their Teacher Gets Sick?
Dispelling the Myth of the Single-Issue Vote
Dispelling the myth of the single-issue vote, I detail the ways other issues affect the most common single-issue voter focus: abortion. This post also is a plea for the would-be single issue voter to consider all the issues and vote for the person who will best serve our state.
Why I Hate the Little Mermaid: Ariel as a Cautionary Tale for Teachers
I have a confession, one I’ve made a number of times, but not so publicly as this. I loathe The Little Mermaid. Not Ariel herself, mind you, but her story is horrifying to me as a feminist and as the parent of, well, I was going to say as the parent of a daughter, but … Continue reading Why I Hate the Little Mermaid: Ariel as a Cautionary Tale for Teachers
Red Dirt Teacher
I was inspired to write (and record) this somewhat rage-filled poem about the Oklahoma teacher shortage last summer. Stay strong, teachers.
Autonomy, Subversive Teaching, and Taking Positive Action in Tumultuous Times: My Response to Nancy Atwell
This is the sole post I brought over from my old blog. It's more an article than a blog post, but it touches on a lot of our challenges and how we might better approach them.