Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Becton High theater to be named after longtime teacher

Jim Williams was my physics teacher in high school, but he was also a mentor and friend. This honor is well-deserved.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Harker School

This video ROCKS. It really made me smile today. Homecoming was wonderful. GO EAGLES!!! πŸ¦… 🏈
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Why are female doctors introduced by first name while men are called ‘Doctor’?

(These are not my thoughts or words. I copied and pasted.) Today my timeline is full of decent men asking, "How can I help?" I'm going to take this question as sincere, and give a few suggestions. In response to those who are asking, yes, you can share this, thanks for being interested in doing so. Please credit me, and if you end up being paid to present my work, I welcome fair contributions via PayPal. stamperoo@gmail.com πŸ™‚ Here are some concrete ways men can help: 1. Practice these phrases: "That's not cool" and "That's a shitty thing to say". Say them to other men who are saying disrespectful things to or about women. 2. Follow some feminist writers on social media. Sometimes what they write may seem "exhausting" or "too angry". Put aside that discomfort because that feeling is your male privilege allowing you to disengage from an important conversation that womxn don't get to disengage from. Here are some accounts I like- but there are lots. Follow a few. http://www.twitter.com/ijeomaoluo http://www.twitter.com/manwhohasitall http://www.twitter.com/FeministaJones 3. Boost female voices. When there's an issue and you're going to share an article about it- especially if it's a gender issue- take a minute and try to find one written by a woman (same goes for other marginalized groups- seek articles about race written by IBPOC, seek articles about disability by disabled writers, etc. "Nothing about us, without us"). 4. Boost what women say at work. Listen for men dismissing women's contributions and make a habit of listening and saying things like "Hey Zahra has a point". 5. Be mindful of how you introduce women- particularly at work functions. Role-model extra respect into your introductions. So often you hear men being introduced with job titles and accolades, and women introduced as "the lovely" or "the beautiful". I guarantee that no matter how good she looks, she'd rather be introduced by her job title and accomplishments. Relevant Washington Post article: "At conferences, male doctors are introduced as "Doctor Whoever" 72% of the time; female doctors are introduced using the word "Doctor" only 49% of the time." http://wapo.st/2kSWlba Doing this subtly tells the listener that the women's qualifications are lesser-than. Go out of your way to correct this by introducing women (and others from marginalized groups- racialized, disabled, young-looking, whatever) using their full job titles and accolades. 6. At work or out in the world, don't call women cutesy names like "honey, baby, darling, kiddo, young lady, girl, or dear". This is a subtle way of putting them down, elevating your own status over them as a man who is choosing to vote them as attractive, and reminding them and all present that they're just cute little ladies that nobody should listen to. Make a special effort to speak to women using the kind of person-to-person respectful address you use when speaking with male colleagues. Hint: Use their name. If you slip up and call your colleague "young lady" or some other bullshit like that, it's cool to say something about it, like "I'm sorry I called you that- it's disrespectful." 7. Seek enthusiastic consent in your sexual encounters. If you're having sexy time and the other person stops reciprocating, gets quiet, seems tense or stiff, avoids making eye contact, pauses, or otherwise slows the tempo of the encounter, then you should.... STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Reframe how you think of consent. You're not supposed to just "go for it" until someone yells NO and that's when you stop. That's old-fashioned and gross. And she might not be able to explicitly say no, because she has very likely been assaulted before and she might freeze when stressed- that's a side effect of all this "me too". People shouldn't have to explicitly say no. Instead, slow down. At every step, listen with your ears (or ask with your words) for the word "yes", and then you can escalate the encounter together. Seek explicit and enthusiastic and active consent before you proceed. Proceed together. And constantly observe the other person's body language for the hesitations that mean "no". If this means you have to cut down on alcohol or substances to stay present and have self-control, please do that. 8. Don't use gendered or misogynist insults. Bitch, cunt, slut, pussy, f*g, girly, sissy, cuck, etc. Use insults that work on everyone rather than insults that specifically target the feminine as weak, lesser, and undesirable. "Asshole" is a nice multipurpose choice- we all have one. 9. If there are little boys, teen boys, and young men in your life, role-model that the feminine is not less-than. Challenge them on their dismissive ideas around what counts as "girl stuff". Buy them a doll. Paint your nails together. Show up wearing pink. Do something feminine in a way that embraces the feminine as a valid way of being, not in a way that mocks femininity. Buy them books and watch TV and movies that prominently feature female characters. Verbally challenge their stereotypes about what men do and how women are lesser. Seeing women as people starts in infancy. 10. Avoid telling little girls they're pretty and cute or commenting on their hairstyle or clothing. I know, little girls often wear fun stuff and it's easy to comment on. But it tells her, and the little boys nearby, that girls should be valued first and foremost for their looks. Instead, try things like "What kind of toy is that? That looks fun, what is it? Are you reading any good books? What's your favourite subject in school? What kind of things do you like to do? Do you have a favourite animal? May I ask your advice, should I purchase the apples or the grapes?" There are so many things to talk about. 11. When a woman is walking alone and you end up walking behind her- especially in dark or secluded areas- please slow down to increase the distance between you, or, better yet, cross the street. Literally go out of your way to help her feel that you're not following her. 12. Teach your elders to do better. Pervy Grandpa and Racist Grandma might seem harmless at Xmas dinner but as their health declines, they will largely end up being cared for by women and POC who don't deserve dehumanizing treatment. Call it out. You can teach old dogs* new tricks, and you should definitely try. (Someone below pointed out that this metaphor, equating the elderly to dogs, is disrespectful. I agree with them. I'm not deleting it because hiding mistakes is creepy. I'm sorry I spoke disrespectfully about elderly people- that's a proverb that I'll quit using.) 13. Don't argue so much in conversations around types of oppression that you don't personally experience. Keep an eye open for our culture's gross habit of putting the onus on the oppressed persons to dredge up their pain for inspection (only for us to then dismiss it as "just one instance which they probably either caused or misinterpreted anyway"). Instead, try this- if you don't believe something is an issue, use the Googles. Find, say, three articles *written by people in that demographic*, and read them. Look for patterns in their analyses. You'll find that these ideas aren't weird militant fringe notions- oppression is a widely-accepted and statistically-supported phenomenon and a lot of insightful people are talking about it. Avoid the hot takes and go to the source- the people who experience the issue firsthand. 14. If you feel uncomfortable during conversations about sexism (or racism, or ableism, or cultural appropriation, or whatever- because all these systems are related, google "kyriarchy" to learn more), the only correct response is to be quiet and listen and try to focus on the topic at hand rather than centre your own feelings. It's hard. It's worthwhile. Thanks for trying to be decent men. We see you.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

List: Alternatives to Resting Bitch Face

I had a friend once comment about “resting bitch face” on my picture on Facebook. I have not really spoken to or acknowledged that person since. I wonder if they know who they are. I HATE HATE HATE that term. Men don’t get labeled with such terms. It’s not MY obligation to make others comfortable with my facial expressions, especially when I’m not even making a facial expression.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Hail. Rain. Thunder. Lightning. Friday in Portland.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Your List

My friend Catlin and her family lost EVERYTHING, including their home, in Santa Rosa this week. Many of you connected to me in EdTech know her. If you can help, here's how.
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The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

So That's The Buzz

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Dear Lactivist: I Am Not a Milk-Delivery System

I want all women who are breastfeeding to be able to continue doing so for as long as they want, and not have employer issues or public opinion stopping them. And I also want all women who are supplementing or simply not breastfeeding to feel they are doing a great job too. PLEASE read this.
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Imagine Dragons Night Vision

Awesome job on this!
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

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Friday, September 29, 2017

A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes

Interesting stuff. NOT satire!
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US Air Force Academy (Official)

This needs to be our national motto, regarding the treatment of ALL people in our country, regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, immigration status, level of ability, health issues, socioeconomic status, etc. “If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

FACT CHECK: Why Are NFL Players on the Sidelines for the National Anthem?

“NFL players were not required to be on the field during the playing of the U.S. national anthem prior to 2009.” Please read this Snopes article all the way to the end.
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Perspective | Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: A tale of two Christianities on its knees

But the primary reason Christians who prefer Tebow’s brand of Christianity over Kaepernick’s is the race of the high profile people involved.
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Opinion | Undercover With the Alt-Right

Important read. They're mobilizing, people.
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Harker Aquila

That time when you're mentioned and pictured in a Harker Aquila article simply for behaving like a complete fool and not caring what anyone thinks about it....
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork

I'm a dork, and I offer no apology. Come, dork out with me. Dork it for the children.
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No, Actually, Hillary Clinton, the First Woman to Win a Major-Party Presidential Nomination, Does Not Need to Shut Up About It

Males are allowed and encouraged to say and do whatever they want, whenever they want, and however they want. Women are told to go away and be quiet. Misogyny is a part of our culture that needs to die.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

10+ Of The Funniest “I Woke Up To This” Moments That Have Ever Happened

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If Your God is a Jerk—It Might Be You

God doesn't send tragedy to get our attention or teach us a lesson. People do crappy stuff, and weather happens.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Harker School

Check out MY ADVISEE MelKwan and the team!
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Men Who Left Were White

Intense, but important read. I've been guilty of making assumptions...of course, never even considering the pain my assumptions could bring up. Also, from a genealogist's point of view, really interesting!
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This made me think of Joe Wood and Michael Caprio.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Saratoga teen wins $50,000 for creation of medical app

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Cupertino at Harker FB 090317

πŸ¦… 🏈 I am SO proud of my Harker Eagles for another stunning victory Friday night! 🏈 πŸ¦…
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Kitchen Crafty Fun

I feel like Kristina Alaniz and Kelly Teresi Horan will understand this after we spoke on similar matters last night.
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First Encounters With Racism

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Friday, September 1, 2017

41 Times Art History Was Basically You

Actual tears are running down my face.
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Stop Faking Service Dogs

My son with autism and an extreme fear of dogs has rights too. He doesn't have to be as afraid of legitimate service dogs who barely even make his notice in airports, restaurants, and such. For now...
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism

When you get a setback in your child's path, as a parent of someone with autism, it can provoke anxiety over what his future holds. This gives me hope again.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Love Being a Mom

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Harker Aquila

And Paul Vallerga stood by the projector. Go Paul!!! Oh, and HALF the SDS Directors are my advisees. And a Varsity Dancer. And two members of Downbeat. And a senior member of Guys' Gig......
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Being Enough: Breaking the Walls Between Teenagers and Parents

Harker student and author, Sameep Mangat!
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Friday, August 11, 2017

To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

Except for the different diagnoses, I could have been the Mom who wrote this. We don't get perfect report cards or honor rolls or first place trophies. We get the kid who can school any adult on today's political situation and who can name all 100 US Senators by state. It would help if we knew no one valued the former over the latter and my kid could always feel like society values what he brings.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It

I'm all up in this blog post. Some of my quotes lack context. The part at the very end? The homeschooler isn't a student of mine. But for the most part, this is quite good.
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Reflection on Minecraft Game Design summer school class

I blogged! It's about the Minecraft Game Design class I taught this summer.
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[Video] New 'Procter & Gamble' Ad Infuriates Racist America, Bigots Forced To Take A Look In The Mirror

To all the white people who have a problem with this ad (and anyone, really): you should be more offended at the idea that an entire racial group of Americans even has to HAVE these talks with their children than you are at feeling convicted or guilty by a two-minute video. It's not racist. Our society is. Against people of color, not you. Our educational, justice, real estate, and employment systems are racist. White people benefit from that racism. That's how racism works. You're not the victims. WE white people are not the victims. Get over yourself and start working to change society.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Teachers learn new style of sharing science with students

Lots of my wonderful EdTech friends are in this article about the MADE program at KCI!
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Facebook’s Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women

Hey Facebook: How about standing up for the rights of people, rather than ignoring hate speech and silencing the already oppressed?
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America

I'm glad Scouting has said something. Now I'm hoping they reach IN and address the reactions of some of the Scouts in attendance.
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

First they came ... - Wikipedia

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. -- Martin NiemΓΆller
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Fran Lebowitz on Race and Racism

I have friends who share amazing content with me.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


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10 Examples That Prove White Privilege Exists in Every Aspect Imaginable

More required reading for your anti-racism syllabus, folks. I have amazing friends who share this stuff with me.
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I love my football players. I worry about them. Protect those noggins, young people!
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Watch all the way through!
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Microsoft Careers: My job details

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Stop Forcing Introverts to Speak in Class. There Are Better Ways.

I'm rather extroverted, but I've known so many students whose grades suffered because "class participation" only looks like speaking up during class. I'm going to share this at work too.
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The New York Times

I can relate to this so much, both in childhood and now as an adult. I've always been a girl/woman. I've never felt male. But I also can't stand conforming to feminine gender roles. So there you have it. Can't I just be me?
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Brad Montague to Keynote CUE 2017 Fall Conference | CUE

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

It’s Not About Race!

A friend shared this with me, and I appreciate it greatly. When white people don't like discussions about race, or worse, insist that these must be free of emotion from people of color, I get angry. In fact, I want to demand "How are you NOT angry about all the injustices that you just get to pretend don't exist because you don't have to live with them constantly???" Really good read.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Opinion | The Men Who Never Have to Grow Up

Yup. White manchildren get away with everything forever. Females and Black actual children get raped, killed, etc.
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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

I love their findings. Makes SO MUCH sense!
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

50 Ways People Expect Constant Emotional Labor from Women and Femmes

This is really important reading. If you find yourself rolling your eyes or huffing in annoyance, you may be a perpetrator of one or more (or many) of these everyday insults to females and femmes.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opinion | How We Are Ruining America

This is fascinating, and it makes total sense. We need to do more to achieve equity.
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Which Carl Jung Archetype Best Describes You?

I got The Caregiver.
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Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It? (Chapter 1: June 1997)

I blogged. This one features one of my MANY happy and hilarious memories with my girl Smitty. Christina Smith Rodek
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Doyin Richards

Black Dads ARE involved in their kids' lives, and they ARE present. Let's work to stop the tired, false narrative about absent or lazy Black fathers!
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We Rise by PopSugar

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

ABC News

Jon Corippo, this just in! #behbehotterz giving #behbehswofs a run for their money!
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ABC News

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Easy Recipes and More

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How to help people with autism? Just be nice

If you know our family, or even if you don't, please read this. Because our son doesn't act out, people may not realize how hard some things are for him. The dog thing is HUGE and he gets angry when people let their dogs off their leash. Because the fear and loss of control is so great. But that's not all this article is about. There's so much you can do, for ALL people, that's really easy and would make the world a better place.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Present at the CUE 2018 National Conference | CUE

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FOX 5 Atlanta

Maile Kiana Chung and Kailee Gifford know what it's like.....
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Minecraft: Education Edition

Whether you'll be at ISTE or not, there's plenty of ways to engage with the Minecraft: Education Edition community.
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Thirty Minutes Tops

Oh my gosh, YES. Alfie Kohn tweeted this out this morning. Parents, tired of having homework eat up all your family time? Read this! teachers, want to get a good sense of how homework can kill what little family time children have, if they're getting enough sleep to be productive in your classroom? Read this! Everyone, read this!
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Daily Show

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We Love USA

Tiffany is the kind of everyday hero I hope we can all step up and be if there is a person in need who crosses our paths.
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

How Privileged Are You?

56 out of 100, mostly for being female, having people think I'm gay when I'm not, past depression, and times when I've been beyond broke financially.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017


I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying.
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The Harker School

Thank you, Pat Walsh, for your decades of selfless service to our kids. Especially mine.
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Super Deluxe

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Autism Spectrum Quotient

My score was 17 (in the range of little to no autistic traits).
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

9 Things I'll Tell My Child If They "Get Saved" At Vacation Bible School - Chris Kratzer

This is some good stuff right here.
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Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback

Thank you, Michelle Andelman, for sharing this. I think this is something worth sharing with your department, and perhaps our entire faculty. We definitely have this issue of kids being too focused on the grade and not even considering the feedback.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Creative Gardens Childcare Center

Need child care in the Campbell-West San Jose-Saratoga area?
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The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

As an educator who sees LOTS of kids from all kinds of families every day, I can't underscore this article's recommendations enough!
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60 Second Docs

You ROCK, Tabay!
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

What the Fidget Spinners Fad Reveals About Disability Discrimination

Written from the point of view of someone with autism, this article makes some important assertions about the dangers of marginalization in general, and specifically about what people with autism and/or sensory issues have faced, with understandable frustration at a fad that accepts their previously "unacceptable" behaviors when neurotypical folks engage in them.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

How Google Took Over the Classroom

Some of the slang here is a tad paranoid, but it's an interesting history of Google in the education space. Plus, there's a pic of my Montana BAEs.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Everyday Feminism

Glad this was shared by a cisgender heterosexual male friend of mine. I've been on the receiving end of most of these at some point....
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

What to Do on Lame Duck School Days: 30 Ideas

I read this looking to see if they included BreakoutEDU (they did) and got some more good ideas too!
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Thursday, April 20, 2017


Elizabeth Brumbaugh and Jennifer Van de Wouwer
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Why I, a Christian, am marching for science

We have a wedding that day, so I will need to march and then head home to change. But I'm planning to be there, as a Christian who loves science and our planet.
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The New York Times

Martin Walsh, I bet your crew will enjoy this. You're the only one I have on Facebook, I think!
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Why I'm Absolutely An Angry Black Woman

This isn't MY truth, but it definitely IS truth. This is what Black women deal with constantly. And when they try to stand up for themselves, or just try to speak up in defense of who they are and what they deserve, they get labeled aggressive or angry or (laughably) racist. I can't say these things from my own experience. But I can believe that this is HER experience, and that it's not okay that Black women have to put up with this stuff.
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Hey Joe Wood, why do I get the feeling that Michael is going to end up going to college in Southern California?
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There’s Nothing Funny About the ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl

She's not funny or cute. A Black girl acting like this get criminalized.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

10 Books I Wish My White Teachers Had Read

Hey Mark Janda, how many of these have you read/do you have? I am thinking it might be a good idea to get copies of these for my office and have a little side lending library.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Saturday, March 25, 2017


Triona Coyne will enjoy this, as will Alec Main.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gym & Theater Project: March 2017 Update

Aaaaaahhhh!!! I'm so excited about the progress we are making!
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Remember this from three years ago, John Miller?
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Diane Main on about.me

Just updating my about.me page as I consider having my students create their own.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Welcome To The Anti-Racism Movement — Here’s What You’ve Missed

If you, like me, are a white person, you should really read this. It may make you uncomfortable. Good. We've been comfortable for far too long while our friends of color have been suffering.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bay Area CUE Affiliates Happy Hour!

This should be fun! Looking forward to catching up with lots of folks at this!
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

BBC Comedy

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Woman Moves Into Old Mall After Shops Are Converted Into 48 Tiny Homes, Could You Live Like This?

This is a very cool idea! (Watch the video.)
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This Text Message Exchange Between a Mother and Daughter is Pure Gold

This really is hilarious. If my son were born female, he would be begging me right now not to do the very same thing. I already mortify him with my very existence as it is.
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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Many people think that private school educators don't face these challenges. While it is true that many of our experiences differ from those of our public school colleagues, rest assured that we have plenty of issues to help our students face, and we have the utmost respect for their families and their privacy. So when you don't know what we are doing about "problem kids," trust me that we're doing a lot more than you can even imagine.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

WPIX Archives

I thought everyone grew up watching this, and I had all but forgotten about it. Turns out it was a NYC area thing.
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Shotgun Pointed at Black Children Trivialized as ‘Confederate Flag Incident’

It's really important that news stories are framed correctly. Lest ye think they got 35 years for waving the Confederate flag, it's important to know that they also threatened adults and children with a loaded shotgun. Most headlines left that out.
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How cute was he? Eight years ago. Age 5.
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As A Trans Woman, I’ve Seen Nerd Culture’s Misogyny From Both Sides

As a female gamer and tech nerd, I've experienced some of what this author shares.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What We Lose When We Give Awards to Men Like Casey Affleck

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Kellyanne Conway Gotta Get Her Feet Off That Couch | Awesomely Luvvie

"Someone’s grandma is throwing their shoe at Kellyanne’s head as we speak. She’s the reason for plastic over furniture. She is the reason why none of us are allowed to sit in the sitting room."
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I am an Uber survivor.

Don't use Uber. Try Lyft instead.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Things a black kid is often taught not to do that his white friends can are heartbreaking.

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She voted for Trump. Now she fears she might lose the Obamacare plan that saved her life

People voted for him, believing him to be a liar and hoping his promises were actually lies. That, on top of everything else he has said and done, make this ridiculously perplexing. I feel bad for her situation, but I also feel that she and voters like her have brought this on themselves, and they need to unite with his opposition to do our best to ultimately fix the MANY ways he's trying to destroy America and Americans.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stop Using Women And Girls To Justify Transphobia

I've actually used a public ladies' room at the same time as a transgender woman, and you know what happened??? We both peed. I know, because I totally heard her peeing while I was also peeing. We also both washed our hands. And dried them. Thank God I made it out alive.
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Teaching Computer Science Without Computers

"But it’s also a manageable challenge in Finland because teachers there have more autonomy than American teachers when it comes to how and what they teach, and they aren’t constantly evaluated by how their students score on standardized tests." (And yet they still blow us away on the PISA every year!)
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8 Things Kids Need to Do By Themselves Before They’re 13

Being an educator, I would argue that while this is right for many kids, some of these are unrealistic at 13 when autism or other factors come into play. Many of us parents in such cases have been working on these things with our kids for YEARS and simply hope they can do them all independently by 18.
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Perspective | My 7-year-old daughter Henry is transgender. She’d change Trump’s mind.

"It’s almost impossible to deny a person’s humanity after you’ve shared a cup of coffee with them. Most people in our lives, people all across the political spectrum, had never met a trans person before they met Henry. But after they spend a little time with her, learn a little more about her, not a single one would insist she use the boys’ bathroom."
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