Teacherhood of a dirty chalkboard

For day 24 of #Janblogaday‘s “teachers” topic, I’ve asked a few school teachers I know for a few words on “a teacher is…” Although its no extraordinary discovery, I found that these teachers (in different schools, teaching different age groups, across states and transcending their number of…

Facebook Geography 101

I’ve hit the next level of social media geek girl. Here’s an idea I’ve conjured up: A school that teaches the children of Millennial prodigies fundamentals of a social media centric education — social media studies, Twitter English, Facebook geography, SEO and Edge Rank mathematics,…

8th grade secrets to a success-bound life

Over the weekend, I received an email note inviting me to be a guest speaker in an 8th grade class about college-bound success. I came at the very kind recommendation of a good friend of mine who’s classroom sits back-to-back with the teacher of the…

what have i learned this quarter?

Today is the last day of Spring quarter (and hopefully my last day EVER in a spring quarter) of school. While the day isn’t quite over (1 more final to go) I am ecstatic to publicly post the things that I have learned this last…

The Faces of the Enemy

This week was the first week of a new quarter and new classes. This quarter I am focusing on classes to fulfill my minor requirements for non-profit management and human rights as a nice break from urban studies before summer quarter begins. In a last…

Economic Discrimination

Economic Discrimination: Following Patterns of Discrimination and Violence in Post-war Detroit and Los Angeles Note: I wrote this essay for my Urban Change & Development class at the University of Washington. I confess that I have sometimes worn a stereotypical attitude or judgment. But in reading…