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The 16 Best Pump You Up Songs (1980 – 1993)

“10 Minutes!” We would close our eyes, listen to the music and visualize the game. “Five Minutes!” We would sit...

5 Species of Students

Tribal Teaching thrusts students into an unaccustomed learning environment. Hierarchies are dismantled. Power is decentralized. It is their classroom. They own...

Eroding Agency

When I open my door to a knocking Jehova’s Witness, does she see me as someone in need of “service”?...

Hey Teachers! We’re in the Liberation Business!

Our public education system is designed for domestication. And, as designed, it successfully transforms many of our audacious, curious, and...

Get Sh*t Done Diagnostic

There are times when we feel indomitable. We are where, when and how we want to be. We are enough....

A Day in the Life of a Change-Making Animal

The alarm goes off. We open our eyes. We stare at the ceiling. “Go back to sleep” our demons say....

Dr. Humphrey, Tear Down this Wall!

I had a wall. It separated me from my students. It was constructed out of my understanding of “professional distance”....

Agency

I have trouble articulating Tribal Teaching in traditional pedagogical terms. I do not see it as project-based learning, service-learning or experiential-learning. Although...

The Arena

As we step out of the Honduran heat and into the blue-tinted shade of a tarp-covered classroom, a wave of...

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