What is Transform Yourself, Transform Your Teaching?

What is TYTYT? We might not realize we get in the way of our children and how that is a problem. Not only do we perpetuate limits, stereotypes, prejudices, and biases, we then pass them on to our children. If left unchecked, they get passed on to the world. As an educator, the implication is…

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Sobriety, White Supremacy, and the Power of Recovery

CW: Mentions of anti-Black behavior; violence; racism; white supremacy. I cannot, in good conscience, write about anything else right now. I cannot write without addressing what is currently taking place in the United States and around the world—what has been happening in the world for centuries. I can’t. I can’t write about anything else without…

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In thinking of me; in thinking of the kids.

Right now I’m connected to books.I’m connected to writing.I’m connected to people to food to music to rest. Why are we asking our children, some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, to be connected to anything else? We can only ask of them what we are willing to do ourselves.May we grant them…

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Something Keeps Happening

Something keeps happening. I feel steadfast in my intentions, I feel my path becomes illuminated. I have the keys and I am out the door. I leave for a a few minutes, sometimes hours, occasionally days, and in the extreme rarity, a few weeks. Usually, however, it’s somewhere between minutes and hours. I feel ready…

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