I am invested in partnerships, collaborations, and building positive intersections between the academic, the para-academic, and students of all ages. I am the feminist mother of four fascinating young adults, one of whom was a NFL draft pick in 2015.
In my classroom we are all students and we are all teachers. Each one of us has a perspective that can inform and advance others’ points of view. Building on conceptual understandings of classic classroom texts, students bring in their own traditions, practices, and habits informed by family and community. I am asking students to turn the lens inward and establish context for the way that information is received and interpreted. Only by understanding and embracing ourselves with a clearer critical eye can individuals begin to understand the social construction of the world at large.