First poem I've written in years.
First poem I've written in years.
Make room for hope.
Walk Your students through the steps of Accepting their Identity
Don’t fall into this trap, if you want to teach about such issues do your own research. Students regardless of their ethnicity, race, sexual orientation or gender should be treated as all other students, not guest lecturers. They should be able to sit in your class without being labeled, called out or seen as token. They are coming...
How to Teach in Trump’s America [Bringing up Race, Immigration, Sexuality and everything else in Higher Ed] 7 COGNITIVE DISSONANCE LEADS TO LEARNING Cognitive dissonance and push back from students means they are listening, so keep going. The looks on students faces that say, “this doesn’t apply to me,” the eye rolls, the...
The importance of maintaining a balance between discussions and writing assessments when introducing controversial topics.
When we only rely on a few to do the job of many no one benefits. It creates contempt, ignorance and to be blunt discrimination. It is not the job of some but of all of us in Higher Ed to educate, even when we're uncomfortable.
We always hear about teachers needing a toolbox, resources to pull from to engage students. Why aren't we using Pop Culture? Part 4 of my Blog Series, "How to Teach in Trump's America" tells you how and why you should. #education #higherEd #teachersshouldteach
Part 3 of my Blog Series, " How to Teach in Trump's America" deals with our power as educators, the importance of engaging students in these "difficult conversations" and what our rights as teachers are. #bethechangeyouwanttosee
In the second part to this series I address the 3 important things you need to discuss with your classes before having a classroom discussion about social justice issues.
In this 10 Part Series I will be explaining how to address social issues in the college classroom during this tumultuous time.
Sometimes when I write I have alternative chapters, this is one of those. I ultimately removed it from Green Chile Cheese Fries but it is an important piece, none the less, because so often victims of abuse stay.
What if your torture is your inspiration?
A teenage girl contemplates suicide.
A mother experiences the power of grief when she loses a baby.
After nuclear war has devastated Earth, a man tries to understand the lessons of the keeper of time.
Battling depression a woman seeks an alternative, in the form of aliens.
On the verge of adulthood a young woman is forced to make a choice.
An alien attempts to avoid going home.
A massage therapist learns that her gift comes with a price.
A swim star stands trial for rape.
A woman tries to learn how to best love her wife.
Two gentlemen start their day. One is a cop on his way to a protest, the other a young college student on his way to the same demonstration.
A little girl hides in her closet from an invisible monster that has been attacking her and her family.
A woman learns the importance of loss.
Even when your family is monstrous you do everything to care for them, sometimes suffering for it.
Battling exhaustion, sleep still stays away.
A high school boy grapples with societal expectations and his own feelings.
The girl who lives in the house on Pine Street learns her family history and debates whether one can truly escape the sins of their family.
Loner Russ witnesses a terrible act.
Anise attempts to deal with her "distractions" but the process is expedited when she realizes all that they can do.
A woman contemplates her choices as she waits to go to prison.
Experiencing writer's block an author is tempted to do anything to become inspired.
On his way home from school Tomás discovers a beautiful tree that has the power to grant wishes.
5 year old Annette gets left after school only to stumble upon a series of horrors as she waits to be picked up.
A woman debates how she wants to be perceived.
It's been 80 years since the aliens have come to Earth. They have worked to solve the world's problems. What does their success mean for mankind?
A man who has left home, with a vow never to return is pulled back in for a funeral. Can he truly escape his past or will he be brought back into the madness that marred his childhood?
A girl who is hurt by words meets a boy who has the power to heal her scars just by speaking. However they soon find that their relationship may have more adverse affects than they previously believed.
The children are excited to go on a Field Trip to the Human Museum. They meet a little girl. Following her on her journey of emotional abuse and mental illness.
Sarah Robinson is the first person to stand trial for murder while still in orbit. With another two years before she makes it back to Earth, her fate will be sealed by the time she returns. Now alone in space, she just wants to know who murdered her crew.
A man attempts to master his paranoia while keeping a secret from his wife.
Short story that begins with three teens out playing Pokémon Go. They don't realize that during their hunt for rare Pokémon they've stumbled upon a hostile takeover.
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