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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...

What is the Optimal Size of Your Tribe?

We’re no ordinary class. Other classes have structure and definitive standards regarding what constitutes an A, B, C, D, or...

The Choice

Brian and Kevin were my neighborhood friends. They were also my neighborhood tormentors. Childhood relationships were complex on my small...

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