Category Archives: social justice

After the Grand Jury

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¡Estamos en Huelga! The First Two Days

Open the gates and seize the day Don’t be afraid and don’t delay Nothing can break us, no one can make us Give our rights away…              -“Seize the Day” from Disney’s The Newsies The first … Continue reading

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Why I Strike

A lot of Chicago teachers are being asked why we choose to strike. This morning, a colleague thanked me for being out on the line today. My response was, “Where else would I be?” When I woke up before dawn … Continue reading

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Getting Ready OR Am I a Teacher Yet?

The answer is definitely YES! My classroom is so beautiful. It’s a big room with cabinets for storage, a whiteboard which takes up an entire wall, a desk with computer, huge modern windows looking out towards a major street and, … Continue reading

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Second Semester Begins…

Classes started last week. Once again, the procrastination monster rears its ugly head. I waited until the last minute to work on my assignments and only put energy into completing “to turn in” assignments. I never was a very studious … Continue reading

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