Recently, I took my classes to the library to hear a presentation from our librarian about books relating to Black History Month. Immediately, I noticed that she was stumbling over her words, stammering, pausing and restarting, and overall, looked super nervous. She said "Black," once. When it was over, she came over to me, and … Continue reading A Mocha Discovers The Existence of Gnomes.
I've dealt with bras for a while. Being an early bloomer and a busty one at that, I probably bought my first bra when I was 11. So, it's been a few decades. I've also dealt with administrators for a while. I've been in education for ten years, and today, I realized that the two … Continue reading How Administrators Are Like Bras
When I started my career in education, I was 21 years old and fresh out of college. Not surprisingly, my Animal Behavior degree with a focus on Bioethics was not exactly a freeway to the job market. In fact, I had applied to exactly zero jobs the summer after college graduation because none of them … Continue reading “You’ve never heard of dial-up?” And Other Things That Make Me Feel Old
I feel like the young people today (I felt about 2,000 years old while typing that) have headlines in their faces all of the time. They can't go on Instagram or Snapchat without reading the newest gossip or rumor, or wanting to start some sort of challenge (curse you, whoever started the "Andy's Coming!" … Continue reading A Good Conversation
This morning, I was scrolling through Twitter, and I happened upon a few posts about something called "A Day Without Immigrants." It is a nationwide protest that aims to send a message to the current administration. Basically, the message is: you white guys are being wholly ignorant of the fact that this country was founded … Continue reading A Day Without an Immigrant Teacher
I know I promised you all the second part of my journey into education, but I have just had so many subtly racist encounters this week, and I'm upset, and I need to rant for a minute. Look, I'm glad that many of my white colleagues have taken steps toward developing a greater understanding of … Continue reading The Extremes, What I Wished I Would Have Said, and Godzilla