What does “life” really mean? Join me in this thought exercise!
Poem inspired by the juxtapositions of life.
Aged Stillness Hidden fortresses Hidden, starving hearts Hidden within boxes with potential echoes in mourning’s fog Hidden within tangled webs with disguised hopes and fears Hidden, now forgotten with blind victims Hidden, faint potential echoes linger with longings to shatter the hidden and resurrect bygone utopias
This blog attempts to explore two questions/topics that interest me and the points at which these questions intersect. Please be sure to read and think about this one and let me know what you think! Thanks! For the past decade now, the majority of my time has been devoted to learning, writing, and teaching aboutContinue reading “Exploring: What does it mean to see history everywhere? How do people have a “voice” in everyday life?”
1. Our aches, pains, and worries evaporate into nothing 95% of the time. 2. We all get to ask deep, powerful questions and have opportunities to hear perspectives from each other in real time. 3. We all frequently open up and share personal details about our life. The classroom is a safe place. 4. We regularly learn new perspectivesContinue reading “11 reasons the face-to-face classroom is a wonderful, magical, one-of-a-kind place for students and professors.”
I am so incredibly fortunate to have wonderful groups of students in my six classes this semester. This will be an unusually short post, but I wanted to share this picture of my Mexican American History I class. (Shared with permission.) This is a really special group of students and a special class. Last weekContinue reading ““Pegoda Street Hats””
People everywhere talk about learning styles so often and with such certainty that most find it surprising that psychologists and other researchers argue that learning styles do not exist. Over the years, I have taken different learning styles assessments for fun. While these usually classify me as visual learner, I have never been satisfied byContinue reading “Learning Styles Do Not Exist”
We discussed voice, marginalization, and privilege this past week in my First Year Seminar classes. Students did an incredible job, especially considering the difficult nature of these topics, especially various privilege systems: White, male, Christian, able-bodied, cis-gendered, etc. The conversation in each class took completely different directions, which I love! For this blog, I wantedContinue reading ““What do you do to avoid being attacked, raped, or otherwise violated?””