Teaching for Change

It's Elementary!

It’s Elementary!

On the Monday evening of April 2, Warner’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Allies Special Interest Group screened the film It’s Elementary, shining light on how educators can address LGBTQ issues in the classroom. Throughout the movie and into the panel discussion, I began thinking about this idea of ‘teaching’ students about LGBTQ issues. As a Warner student,… Read more →

Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections from The Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture

Speaking Truth to Power: Reflections from The Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture

As I sat at my desk – situated in the basement of the graduate student office of The Warner School of Education – the evening of November 8th, I had overlooked that in less than a half an hour the Pauline Lipman Scandling Lecture would begin. At the same time, I also realized that I was wearing a hooded sweatshirt… Read more →

Update from Uganda re: sustainability

Update from Uganda re: sustainability

Here’s a quick update regarding my first five days in Uganda. As I write below, sending e-mails is difficult. At the school where I am staying, I only have electricity for a short time and the internet is incredibly slow. It takes me 15 minutes from pressing send on one message to where I can open another message. Here’s a… Read more →

Pioneering Global Sustainability Efforts in Uganda

I’m off Monday, May 23rd, to Kampala, Uganda to work with teachers at the Circle of Peace School on developing and implementing curriculum on energy, sustainability, and development that builds on the technological innovations brought to the school by AHEAD Energy in Rochester. Beyond what I learn over the next weeks, I have several goals. One is to for the… Read more →

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

A call for collective reflection: Keeping the dream alive

In browsing websites over the weekend and on MLK Day, I was struck with how many people posted quotes and called for action. It seems that a collective reflection, in writing, by Warner community members may be an opportunity to consider how it is that we, as a community, incorporate aspects of Dr. King’s commitment and work in our own teaching, learning… Read more →