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After Whiteness

From the canon to hiring practices to the classroom, we would be speaking about an entirely different field of...

“Who You Be?”: Welcoming in the Language of Critical Love

And I love myself(The world is a ghetto with big guns and picket signs)I love myself(But it can do...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 6: Learner Differences

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 6 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here See Vol 5 here In this sixth volume, we will explore another story by Rumi...

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 5: The Pain of Professional Development

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 5 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 here In the fifth part of “Rumi in the Language Classroom”, we will explore one of...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: The Placebo Effect

The fourth chapter of ‘Rumi in the Language Classroom’ revolves around a poem in ‘Masnavi-e-Manavi’ which tells the story of a teacher whose students were tired of his classes. After a while, his students...

Begin from Within

Students will gain the benefits of a culturally competent teacher who is racially informed. If teachers recognize how oppression and systemic racism work and if they look through a racial lens in their work,...

Poetry in Motion

Poetry has been written and celebrated both as artistic expression and as a form of civil disobedience.Some overarching questions to consider include, how do these poems disturb what could be perceived as peace? How...

Cambridge Dictionary announces ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020

Cambridge Dictionary has announced ‘quarantine’ as Word of the Year 2020, after data shows it was one of the most highly searched words on the Cambridge Dictionary this year.  Quarantine was the only word to rank...

ASL Interpreter Signs at White House Briefing for First Time

Many deaf and hard of hearing Americans have noticed an absence of American Sign Language interpreters at the White House’s regular COVID-19 press briefings throughout the coronavirus pandemic—that won’t be the case any longer,...

Deaf Community Debates Sign for ‘Joe Biden’

The Deaf community is currently debating on what exactly to sign for the U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden. Until now, the community has been spelling the name out, signing B-I-D-E-N, but many public figures, including...
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