Tag: Teaching

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My Year of Growth

Last January I chose the word GROW as my guiding word for the year. I never new how painful – and beautiful – growing can be. In many ways, this year was a year of failure. Time and time again, I felt like a failure at my job, at home, and as a writer. I am …

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Empowerment, The Culture of Power, and a Rigged Game

I’ve been sitting in a lot of meetings for English learners lately. In these meetings, there are usually a bunch of white, educated women sitting around the table. Teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, speech language pathologists, etc. Then the mother enters the room, often carrying a toddler, and sits at the end of the conference table …

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