Close Community

I am now amazed at the fact how all sorts of people can connect with one another. Yes, this is a realization that I think I’ve made a while ago but this recent incident made this concrete.

An educator blogger named Shane from New York mentioned me in a post and linked my “About” page to it. See the article here. He talked about me and what I taught in my internship and mentioned my interest in technology in the classroom. It’s so neat to have my blog mentioned in another person’s — and for an amazing reason! Reading his post made me realize that through technology and blogging, we are closer than we think to others around the world. We can share ideas and thoughts.

I thought it would be nice to mention him in a post, too. And he expanded my professional community by mentioning two other unique edubloggers in his post! Thanks, Shane!

This has been another thought process from Helyn.

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Social Justice Resources!

What Do You Know About Racism?
Pete Sanders and Steve Meyers. Copper Beach Books, 1995. A children’s book from England that directly addresses racism with clear definitions and realistic comic strips. Gr. 4/up.

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Open Minds to Equality: A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity (second edition)
Nancy Schniedewind and Ellen Davidson. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1998. This resource inspires teachers to teach for justice and provides classroom-ready ideas that work. The lessons integrate various curricular areas and are presented in a sequential fashion. Includes an excellent resource bibliography.

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Teaching Economics As If People Mattered: A High School Curriculum Guide to the New Economy
Tamara Sober Giecek. United for a Fair Economy, 2000. Field-tested by high school teachers, this innovative economics curriculum looks at the human implications of economic policies.