Monthly Archives: February 2017

Free Time in High School?

During the second semester of my senior year, my high school decided to try something new with our traditional schedule. Since our mascot was a bull, our administration named this addition “Bull Time,” though the premise of the idea was … Continue reading

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Doing the Hussle

http://wunc.org/post/art-and-science-code-switching-meet-makeba-wilbourn This afternoon, I heard an interview on NPR with Makeba Wilbourn, a psychology professor at Duke who studies language and gesture development.  She describes how as a biracial woman, she needed to learn to navigate through different contexts: school, … Continue reading

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Should Teachers Schedule Time to Read Aloud to Students?

Some of my favorite memories in Elementary school, other than the holiday parties, were the times my teachers would read aloud as the class sat on the carpet. What is interesting about this is the fact that my least favorite … Continue reading

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How Far is Too Far When it Comes to Dress Code?

When I entered high school the idea that had me the most excited for the journey ahead was the idea of independence. Yes, in middle school you transition to having classes separated and no more standing in lines, but I … Continue reading

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On the Private School Choice: Shame on You?

I’ve recently begun thinking about where I want my own children to go to school. Having children is far down my list of immediate concerns, but it’s an important thought to ponder nonetheless. I myself am a “product” of public school. … Continue reading

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Teaching Him to Read Pt. 1: Intro & Whole Word Approach

MY BADASS BROTHER READING LIKE A PRO. Milestones ft. Dr. Seuss and Meresa laughing A post shared by Jordan Lane (@jordan.turn.lane) on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:28pm PST I am beginning a post series to document my brother’s journey in … Continue reading

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Yoga Balls in the Classroom?

If you were to walk into a classroom, you are bound to see at least one student that can’t seem to sit still throughout the day. And what seems to be a fidgety student to you, is simply a student who needs physical movement to … Continue reading

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