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In the Spring Light

At a charter school, a teacher reflects on the costs--and satisfactions--of commitment to a system meant to consume student and teacher alike.

My Night of Fundraising

In the winter of my junior year at college, I found a squirrel. The squirrel was frozen in a block of ice on the...

What I Learned When I Recreated the Famous ‘Doll Test’ that...

After hearing about the Clarks' "Doll Test" in undergraduate school, I became interested in studying racial identity development. In the "Doll Test", the married...

Underfunded

Robert’s black hi-top fade has been dyed blue this week, and after I teach the prompt to prepare these third and fourth graders to write poems on constellations they’ve created by connecting the...

Fear

In a post-Columbine, post-Virginia Tech urban classroom, a teacher asks, what are the costs of being afraid?

Zoom Rooms

Their Apologies I apologize for the inconvenience... I apologize for not emailing sooner... I apologize for missing class... I apologize my assignment is late... I...

The Silver Lining of the Black Box

I teach to Black Boxes. At the beginning of the school year teaching psychology to high school seniors on Zoom was intimidating and confusing. Black...