I wrote this essay about 13 years back and it is a part (Ch.5) of the well known SDPI report “The Subtle Subversion” where it appeared under the rather uninspiring title of “Omissions that could have been rewarding”. 153 more words
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As a 3rd Year University student of Physical Education with Geography, I have looked back on my time studying over seas and wondered what would have happened if I had never left. 479 more words
In my Sixth Sense voice: “I see fanny packs.”
Peggy McIntosh saw a knapsack in 1989. First appearing in Peace and Freedom Magazine, her now famous article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” included a list of white privileges or social benefits for those who identify as a white person in America. 946 more words
I take my cues on the nature of identity-formations from my area of intellectual expertise, Buddhist philosophy. One concept that appears early in Buddhist thought, and that gets extrapolated in many different ways over the course of Buddhist intellectual history, is called the “conceit I-am” or, in layperson’s terms, the notion that “I am that.” In technical Buddhist thought, the that is limited in certain ways, but for the purposes of thinking about identity and talking to my students about this concept, I expand it to almost anything: rich, poor, black, white, man, woman, a music-lover, a writer, an athlete, a city-boy, a country-boy, a techie, a lefty, a conservative, a good person, an ambitious person, a top student, a slacker, pro-Israel, pro-BDS, etc. 1,311 more words
My triggering event question for this standard: How can I use technology to promote authenticity among my grade 6-8 Creative Writing students?
The question I claimed to be researching was specific enough, but as I read articles looking for an answer, I spiraled out of control. 629 more words