Are you an upstander or bystander in matters of social justice? A series of encounters with a vicious, racist sticker in my community has me thinking.
Within the adult English Language Teaching classroom one thing is sure – there’ll always be a call for traditional ‘stand at the board’ teaching, worksheets & spelling tests. So how do you resist and make teaching more real-world and authentic?
It’s a question that asked every week on my favourite sports show – The Outer Sanctum – How is your relationship with footy right now? For me, it’s an especially tricky life question, laced with bullying and bigotry on multiple fronts. But big change is on the way.
Coming Out isn’t a one-time event. We’re often coming out in our personal lives. But what about in the classroom? How do we navigate this often tricky & potentially dangerous situation?
Equality – it’s a constantly discussed issue in my adult English Language class. This time however, it takes quite a different path as ‘sexuality’ is mentioned.
It’s an identity category that’s often left out, unspoken, and un-named in education circles. Here’s why naming matters in terms of our students’ well-being.
Digital Storytelling in the classroom affords so many opportunities for transformation – whether it be in skill level, self-confidence, attitudes, or in building a sense of community.
Here’s some key moments of transformation in my adult English Language Learner classroom.
Here’s my tips, strategies, and resources for teaching digital storytelling to lower level English Language Learners.
This is a raw account of silence within school. A silence born out of fear and despair. A silence that we have the power to challenge as educators.
We’re often focused on what’s not working for GLBTI young people in schools.
But what if we recognize student agency – a different picture and different possibilities can emerge.