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California State of Emergency Day Four Reflections


Quote of the Day: D. Sanchez on GOP QEIA flim-flam “You can’t say you are saving education funding by taking away money from education funding. That’s subtraction, it’s a 2nd grade standard.” Our presence has had an effect, even though Republicans have tried to pretend it was “business as usual”. Today they responded, by sharing [...]

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California State of Emergency Day Three Reflections


Quote of the Day: “The kids won’t have room to breathe.” California State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson sharing about a third grade class he visited that will go from 25 to 33 students Whew! It was a hot, sweaty day of work, with almost 200 teachers crammed into the Education Committee room, and a [...]

California State of Emergency Day Two Reflections


Above are interviews and other videos I’ve been collecting from participants over the last two days Quote of the Day: “What is wrong with us that we can’t pay teachers what they are worth and we imprison children. If you don’t get educated, you will be prison-bound.” — Debbie Look, president of the California PTA [...]

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Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.

My goals are:

  1. To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
  2. To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
  3. To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
  4. To network with other like-minded educators.

To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.

I can be contacted here.


The views expressed here are those of the writer and do not those of Sacramento City Unified School District.