Transformational Resistance

Transformational Resistance

After students understand the 4 quadrants, show them/use video clips, scenarios, case studies, and examples from their own lives and determine what quadrant the actions exemplify.

Letter from a Mother

Letter from a Mother

I have my teacher candidates write a response to the mother.

Voiceless or Silenced?

Voiceless or Silenced?

What is the difference? Why does it matter?

Is it a boy or a girl?

Is it a boy or a girl?

Use this image to explore the difference between sex and gender.

Let them Choose

Let them Choose

At Phoenix Rising in Tulsa, OK (a school I have coached for 5 years), students decide who will present them their high school diploma. Students often choose their parents, siblings, mentors, teachers, or significant others. This small choice transforms a typical graduation ceremony into a deeply personal and unforgettable celebration.

How to Paint a Donkey

How to Paint a Donkey

ACT LIKE A LADY / GUY

ACT LIKE A LADY / GUY

Surface the hidden messages students (and teachers) are taught about gender... and then rewrite them and redress inequity!

Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages

What is the Hidden Curriculum of your school and classroom telling your students? Is it consistent with the explicit message?

Dystopias to Teach Equity Literacy

Dystopias to Teach Equity Literacy

Literacy and critical consciousness at MET West in Oakland, CA.

"Get a School Dog" said Ted Sizer

"Get a School Dog" said Ted Sizer

I once met Ted Sizer and we asked him if he had any advice for us as we opened a new urban high school. He said, "Get a school dog." This puppy is the school dog for a program serving adjudicated youth in Tulsa Public Schools. Dogs in schools are healing, promote prosocial behavior, and they are great to read to!

Who Am I? Project

Who Am I? Project

Each student makes a thumb print. Blow the print up using a doc cam. Trace it. Write words or a "Who AM I?" or "Where I am From" poem on the individualized lines. Thank Ms. Bob from TRAICE Academy!

My Top Goals Chart

My Top Goals Chart

Way to stay student focussed Cassie!

Success is MESSY

Success is MESSY

Have kids use this drawing of success to retell a time they achieved success, to make a timeline, to reflect on a quarter, semester, a year, or a goal.

Education Segregation

Education Segregation

Social Power Chart

Social Power Chart

Curriculum, instruction, and charts like these develop students' and teachers' critical socio-cultural consciousness, the kind of consciousness needed to see and redress inequity.

Everybody is a Genius

Everybody is a Genius

The Hand

The Hand

NCLB and the Null Curriculum

NCLB and the Null Curriculum

Creating Books

Creating Books

"2nd grade is too young for student-led, creative projects that also teach literacy standards" said me never!

Internship and Project Driven

Internship and Project Driven

This simple chart helps let everyone know what is most important--STUDENTS, in the WORLD, completing projects that are MEANINGFUL.

Learning Through Intenrships

Learning Through Intenrships

Getting students out of the school and into the world to learn from and with Adult Mentors!

Compliance and assimilation

Compliance and assimilation

Relationship-based Management

Relationship-based Management

Teach the Cycle of Socialization

Teach the Cycle of Socialization

This is part of the 9-12 curriculum at MET West. Teaching students to understand how socialization operates in our society, helps them articulate their experiences and create plans for change.

The Cycle of VIolence

The Cycle of VIolence

This is part of the 9-12 curriculum at MET West. Teaching students to understand how the cycle of violence operates in our society, helps students call out violence when they see it. Students become aware of institutional violence, peer violence, and internalized oppression. Awareness is the beginning of change.

Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences

In 2nd grade! Yes it is possible for children to reflect on their learning, work, goals and, then, lead their own conferences. It just takes a different kind of "teaching."

The Ed System: a well oiled machine

The Ed System: a well oiled machine