Recently I received a notification that a Meetup group had been organized for social science secondary teachers across sub-disciplines. As stated in its description, “This group is an opportunity for professional exchange that is flexible, fun and not limited by specific school or district interests or guidelines.” The idea that social studies can happen beyond … More The Empowerment Network: Social Studies without Desks!
One reason why we support charter schools and the school reform movement here in the Empowerment Network is that reform is theorized to radically serve all students without excuses. Minority and low-income students need a schooling model that is based on their achievement—not based on the achievement of others. I make this distinction frequently because … More The Standardization Trap
Recently, the world lost an amazing educator. Marva Collins, dying at 78 in North Carolina, was known for the Marva Collins’ Way, which in short was a commitment to high academic results for society’s most marginalized learners. Today, I want to write in honor of her far-reaching influence and to publically give her credit to … More The Marva Collins’ Way