The resiliency of white supremacy, abolitionist teaching, some personal history, and more (Murd Letter #2)

My school colleague Stephanie Murdock and I are writing letters to each other this summer and publishing them on our blogs. We are both white math teachers leaning on one another to improve the anti-racist stance that we take in our lives, classrooms, and school. This is the second post in the series. Hey Murd- Straight up, I … Continue reading “The resiliency of white supremacy, abolitionist teaching, some personal history, and more (Murd Letter #2)”

Uncovering Abolitionist Teaching 2 of 2: Watching Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of our Schools

I recently discovered abolitionist teaching, which has been pioneered by Bettina Love, and have dedicated two posts to unpacking my learnings of it. In my first post, I focused on Bettina’s book We Want to do More than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom. In this post, I reflect on the panel discussion she … Continue reading “Uncovering Abolitionist Teaching 2 of 2: Watching Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of our Schools”

Uncovering Abolitionist Teaching 1 of 2: Reading We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina Love

To even begin to attack our destructive and punitive educational system, pedagogies that promote social justice must have teeth. Bettina Love I recently discovered abolitionist teaching, which has been pioneered by Bettina Love, and have dedicated two posts to unpacking my learnings of it. The first post, this one, focuses on Bettina’s book We Want … Continue reading “Uncovering Abolitionist Teaching 1 of 2: Reading We Want to do More Than Survive by Bettina Love”

Why versus what (Murd Letter #3)

My school colleague Stephanie Murdock and I are writing letters to each other this summer and publishing them on our blogs. We are both white math teachers leaning on one another to improve the anti-racist stance that we take in our lives, classrooms, and school. This is the third post in the series. Murd, Thanks for getting back … Continue reading “Why versus what (Murd Letter #3)”