I’m beginning a new chapter in my writing, figuratively and literally. From now on, all content from my education blog, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard will be available on my Substack, The Triggered World. I will continue cross-posting content to both sites for a few months. Archived content and past posts will still be …
When the World is a Trigger: Understanding Children with Trauma
"For abused children, the whole world is filled with triggers." ~Bessel Van Der Kolk
Tradition Keeps Us Irrelevant
But relevance keeps us reinventing the wheel.
A Rant About the Real Failure of Education: Read this if you care about your children
Contrary to what the popular voices may try to tell you, teachers are not out to corrupt your child.
Remember Who The Enemy Is
It seems that to keep schools open is to condemn an entire population to exposure to COVID, or worse. But if we transition to online learning, we risk an increase in the opportunity gap through the lack of resources. It's a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.
5 Things I Used to Say About the Black Lives Matter Movement
(and what I now say instead.)
My White Privilege
White Privilege is about so much more than wealth.
The ‘Sad Firsts’ of This School Year
I hope that, by sharing this, teachers can relate and feel that they are not alone.
Dory and Our Tricky Memory
Memory is a tricky thing. Dory can attest to that. The beloved blue fish cannot retain memories for longer than a few seconds, creating frustrating, albeit endearing, exchanges between the people close to her.
What Frozen 2 Can Teach Us in These Uncertain Times
The following blog posts are from a series written by this week's guest blogger, Anne Davis from the memoir blog Running in Shadows. Anne has a unique perspective about the psychology found within the Frozen movies. She shares personal stories and insight about how Elsa, Anna, Christoph, and Olaf can help all of us as we navigate the uncertainty before us.
The Jazz Mindset
The same thing that made Miles Davis a great jazz musician can make you a great teacher.