An Inquiry Project
At the end of Dr. Bettina Love's book, We Want To Do More Than Survive, lives a call to action. Love writes, "There is only one choice: become and abolitionist parent, teacher, doctor, sanitation worker, lawyer, CEO, accountant, community activist, small business owner, scientist, engineer, and human."
Language matters. Within Dr. Love's words, I found language to live in and aspire to live in. I am an abolitionist.
I have been a classroom teacher and literacy coach for over 20 years. I no longer consider myself to be a teacher, or a coach. I am a collaborator. I collaborate with colleagues. I collaborate with students. I hope to collaborate with you.
My work is grounded in the belief that developing practices of literacy that honor multiple ways of being is key to our collective liberation and is required as we continue to work toward justice for all.
I believe in an apprenticeship model - one in which we work collaboratively as educators, in the same ways we cultivate collaboration with our students.
There is power in the literacy of stories - a literacy of action. Stories of Noticing and Naming. Stories of Questioning - What? So What? Now What? Stories of evolving thought - I used to think that...and now I might know that... Stories of Imagination and Possibility - I Wonder... What If....
So, here we are. Together in a thinking, holding, action oriented space - creating a future that we can't yet define - and learning to be comfortable-ish, in that space of not-yet-knowing.