“You are the problem . . . Your body perpetuates racism,” Dr. Asao Inoue told a group of his white colleagues earlier this year in his chair’s address at the […]
In our conversation below, Sheridan Blau and I discuss how education changes not just what a person knows and can do but who a person is. Learning carpentry makes someone […]
A sense of failure when he first started teaching, Gerald Graff told me in a phone conversation you can listen to below, a sense that he wasn’t reaching a majority […]
In the past few years, Dr. Ellen C. Carillo, associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, has emerged as a leading voice on teaching reading within writing studies—a topic that should be of interest to teachers of any discipline involving reading, writing, and critical thinking.
Once as an English major in college, I raised my hand and asked my teacher, “Why are we studying this?” It was not immediately apparent to me how scansion—identifying patterns of […]
In Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues, Dr. AnaLouise Keating presents an antiracist pedagogy that is invitational rather than oppositional. Director of the Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies doctoral program at Texas Women’s University, Keating […]
Matthew Kay’s new book Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom is one of the best books on teaching I’ve read. Its topics are crucially […]