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How I Teach: Play, Fun, and Community

July 1, 2020

I recently asked my mom what I was like as a kid, you know, before the world attempted to impose its limiting narratives on me. She said: “You were obsessed with soccer, you were always very silly, and you just loved to be around people.” I guess not much has...

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Showing up as human to build community

June 29, 2020

Most of my experience building classroom communities stems from my work with young children and families. In early childhood settings, we are often a child and family’s first experience in an educational system, so it is imperative that we start with a strong classroom community—that includes both children and families...

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A Mission of Fellowship

March 27, 2020

Connecting & Collaborating with the Digital Pedagogy Lab “Critical Digital Pedagogy demands that open and networked educational environments must not be merely repositories of content. They must be platforms for engaging students and teachers as full agents of their own learning.” ~ Jesse Stommel, “ Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Definition...

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Right to Learn (R2L)

May 22, 2019

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Human Development and Director of the Right to Learn Undergraduate Research Collective (R2L). Keeping in mind the “lead activities” of the university—to foster independent thought, to midwife creativity, to humanize—and the way these undertakings are currently imperiled or marginalized...

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