Thursday, March 4, 2021

Positives of Pivoting: Reflections on the Transition to Virtual Career Advising | Corinne Townley

"In a world that feels so out of control, career development is something tangible students can work towards." On March 6th, 2020, the Cohen Career Center was buzzing with students making last-minute edits to their resumes and internship applications before setting off on a week of rest and relaxation. No one knew when we left that sunny Friday afternoon, the career center’s doors would remain closed well past the end of spring break. Now, as we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, the career center has pivoted to offering services in a...

Ways of Knowing: Dismantling Master’s House, Part 2 | Nick Dawkins

Read Part 1 of this article here. The struggle to arrive at the understanding of how deeply epistemologies and experiences shape educational organizations has taken my thoughts to a variety of experiences within Math spaces in my education. My mother’s math experiences and my experiences at home. My teachers and friends, math teachers I hired and observed, assistant principals and central office specialist we collaborated with designing and implementing math curricula. The central office math director and superintendents, the research and development department, and budget analyst, and my past school...

Ways of Knowing: Dismantling Master’s House, Part 1 | Nick Dawkins

"And hip hop is tied up in the back room With a logo stuffed in its mouth 'cause the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." Ani DiFranco, Serpentine, 2003 Through a critical exploration of the current ideas and implications of the structural functional epistemologies dominating public education spaces, our cohort is currently learning to diagnose and distill the mental models and multi-layered histories behind educating the nations’ students. What continues to rise to the surface in my own understanding is how deeply embedded the conditioning of beliefs...