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Power to Inspire-Center For Civil and Human Rights

I always love when I have an opportunity to the Center for Civil and Human Rights.  As the Center approaches their one year anniversary from opening it’s doors in 2014 they have scheduled some wonderful programs and activities to commemorate this moment. 194 more words


A Pause in Sewing to Read

Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not as much memoir as I expected nor as much about Fukushima, though both are backdrops. 326 more words


Cultural Proficiency in the Classroom

This is another reflection paper for a course I am taking.

What would cultural proficiency look like at your school?

I would love to be in a multicultural school that doesn’t celebrate diversity by simply teaching the surface level facts about different cultures (festivals, clothing, food, etc) and posting corny posters about everyone being the same (because we’re not – we’re different, and that’s GOOD!!! 526 more words


Language Learning Promotes Acceptance of Social and Physical Diversity

I wrote a previous post on how a change in the words that a student uses can change a students mindset.  Essentially, a mindset that is more focused on growth and overcoming challenges will lead to higher confidence and a clearer understanding, whereas a fixed mindset causes students to limit their confidence and potential ( 289 more words

Teaching Methodology And Research

Usher UR Experience

A few weeks ago the hubby and I went to the Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life concert at Phillips Arena.  As we walked through the hallway on the way to our seats I was admiring all the photographs of the artists who’d performed there in the past that lined the hallways.   103 more words