Professional Development For Teachers

Unpacking the Why: Day One at the People of Color Conference

12/8/2016 In our pre-conference session yesterday, Kapono Ciotti and I shared an interview I did with a young woman I mentored starting at the end of her 5th grade year, when she was given a scholarship to the independent school where I taught.  A Mexican-American raised by a single mother from the state of Durango, …

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Life Inside the Mirror: Reflections on the 2015 People of Color Conference

12/17/2015 “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”   –Franklin D. Roosevelt Several of my friends had babies in the last year, and at the People of Color Conference this December I found myself wondering more than ever what sort of world they will grow …

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Living in a Shared World: The People of Color Conference

12/8/2013 This is the world I want to live in. The shared world… This can still happen anywhere. Not everything is lost. –Naomi Shihab Nye Each December, I beg, borrow and coerce my way back into the People of Color Conference, no matter what the personal cost.  While most conferences feed the brain, the PoCC, run …

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