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Multicultural Teaching: What Can I Do Right Now?
Right now, I have the privilege of participating as a guest and white ally in the National Association of Independent Schools People of Color Conference. In the final hours of the conference, the question of what I can do right now in my journey as a multic...

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Are My Students Calling For Code Avengers?
Recently, I have been noticing several trends in the coding journals my Grade 5 and Grade 6 students write. Some students are commenting on the Khan Academy Javascript development environment, which they access by pressing "Spin-Off" or "New Program" when t...

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Digital Privacy Questions Students Ask
On Wednesday, my colleague and I took our school's Student Leadership Council to the annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). Students examined the information packets they picked up at the registration table, explored the vendor floo...

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Earlier this month , I mentioned that I was looking for an alternative to javascript coding and other activities on Code.org. Several of my female students, some of whom were students of color, had written in their coding journals that nothing they were see...

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Listening, At Yale and In Life
This past weekend, fortunate scheduling permitted me to visit New Haven, CT, which reminded me of my greater fortune in having studied at Yale as an undergraduate. Before I set foot on Yale's campus as a college student, I had already fallen in love with te...
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