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#HipHopEd Has Its Eyes On You: Why Lin-Manuel Doesn’t Get a Pass for This SNL Sketch

How could you do us like that? This was my first thought after watching the Saturday Night Live sketch in which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda plays a substitute teacher who tries to impress his students via hip hop. By “us” I mean teachers who are part of the #HipHopEd movement, a collective of educators who think deeply about ways to […]

From “My Reading History”

One of my earliest reading memories is of my mother reading from Curious George. I was fascinated by this fictional monkey and his mischievous adventures. I’d sit up in bed, leaning nearly into the book as I followed along. As a toddler, I had many literary experiences. My father read to me from a collection […]