Be The Power And The Point is a workshop I offered at the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference in Nashville, TN, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2018. It was specifically aimed at and designed for educators of color. There’s a powerful handout that belongs to the workshop I gave but I’m not sure… Continue reading Be The Power And The Point – The Handout
Some topics feel too big, too complex, too unwieldy, just too dang difficult to write about. You may laugh but that’s how I feel when it comes to taking on Black Panther – not even as a movie or particular narrative but as a social phenomenon. More than ‘a thing‘, Black Panther currently informs my… Continue reading Me and #BlackPanther
Nine contact days in and I’m ok. The kids are great, my colleagues are helpful, our schedule is more or less settled, the year is truly underway. I’ve done this ritual at least 20 times before: started a school year of teaching elementary physical education. At this same school. I have experience. One might even… Continue reading (Un)Prepared.
“Ich habe gedacht, Sie sind Oesterreicherin!” Someone said this to me today (“I thought you were Austrian!”). Yes, they genuinely thought I was an Austrian, that I grew up here. And the reality is not so far from the truth. I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio but Vienna is where I came of age. Surprising,… Continue reading The Undercover Familiar
I went for a march which can hardly be the correct terminology but it is what happened to me or was what I felt when I showed up at the place where they told us to meet because I went. For a march. The march. And what I found was people: people I knew, used… Continue reading I Went For A March
I’m going to get personal for a minute here. Sometimes I can be particularly observant of what’s going on around me and also in me. At present it feels like my powers of observation are a little out of whack. And I think this has to do with my increased traffic on social media platforms.… Continue reading The Unsettled Here and Now
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference is over. I’m sad because I was having such a wonderful time in the company of so many thoughtful, engaged colleagues. I’m happy, however, that I had space and time to make connections that matter. While I was in Atlanta at PoCC I observed… Continue reading People of Color Conference 2016: Some Thoughts on Power