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Render unto Caesar…

July8

I’m not a Christian, but like many concerned with social justice issues, I find the Bible, especially the New Testament books related to the life of Jesus, an invaluable resource for handy quotes, and aphorisms. Render unto Caesar is one of my favorite quotes when dealing with demanding bureaucracies/bureaucrats,  Kafkaesque requirements, or any of the [...]

Rally in Support of Wisconsin Public Workers

February24

You can read about my experience at Tuesday’s rally at the California State Capitol here. It includes a slideshow with pictures including some from Larry Ferlazzo (sans the weird slideshow he used).

What’s up Wisconsin?

February20

Behind some silver-linings, there is some rain, lol. The nice weather has brought about an early bout with spring allergies this season, and I’ve been fighting off getting a secondary infection as part of my holiday “revels”. With all the education and labor issues this week brought to us by the state of Wisconsin (go [...]

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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.

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