My two cents (Week of Oct 26, 2020)

For each school day of the 2020-21 school year, I will be writing two sentences to capture some of the impressions, feelings, experiences, or thoughts I had that day. This is the sixth post in the series.

Monday
Responding to email more taxing than I could ever imagine. Had a good discussion with the folks at Math for America about developing an antiracist White affinity group for the spring.

Tuesday
Out of sheer mental exhaustion and frustration, I find myself bypassing meetings and forgoing previous commitments. This is disappointing, but strangely satisfying; what must be done, must be done.

Wednesday
It’s wild how buried events and people can be rushed to the present moment and remind you of what really matters. After school, the RSJ committee publicly acknowledged and condemned the peripheral treatment that racial equity PD has been given by our school so far this year.

Thursday
In one of the funniest moments of the year so far, I caught a kid eating tissue on camera in 8th period today. Left school feeling motivated for a variety of reasons, including when a math colleague mentioned that he wants to find a way to incorporate the 1619 Project into his Geometry unit.

Friday
My cogen went well today; maybe it is actually turning into something meaningful. I had a two-hour chat with someone that was two years in the making; the time flew by and I desperately need it.


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