Leaving and Taking

As part of this morning's improv activity, we were invited to think about what we would take away from the UNCC National Writing Project Summer Institute and what we would leave. I decided to use those categories for my reflection on SI. What I'll Leave The feeling that if I don't do it it won't … Continue reading Leaving and Taking

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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

I've done less work, or perhaps better to say, different work, this year. Less writing and presenting. More being with friends and sharing meals. (Fast Company suggests that in-person socializing should be a mandatory item on your to-do list.) Less "techy" projects with students, more research alongside them. ┬áMore productive messes in the kitchen with … Continue reading A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

The Danger of a Single Story

In World Cultures class, we are grappling with the complicated history of the Middle East. We've been looking at the history from as many lens as possible- creating drawings, spinning analogies, organizing information. Students are thinking hard AND synthesizing difficult information. Occasionally, a student will pop up, "So, it's all about oil, right?" or "The … Continue reading The Danger of a Single Story