Resources

A collection of my essays, activities, and case studies for supporting the education of disabled/chronically ill and neurodivergent children.

Learning Spaces, Not Testing Centers

Learning Spaces, Not Testing Centers

If classrooms are meant to be learning spaces, why are we endlessly testing?⠀ ⠀ Why aren't students granted adequate time to discover and develop ideas, thoughts, and concepts at their own pace?⠀ ⠀ Why do the adults in the school system decide when and how a student...

The Necessity of Deschooling

The Necessity of Deschooling

I am ableist and racist, and deschooling is my rehab.⠀ ⠀ As children, we grow up trusting that what adults tell us is right and good and true. We absorb what we hear and what we see. We accept it as fact.⠀ When things feel a little off, we learn to suppress those...

Core Beliefs About Education

Core Beliefs About Education

You already have a belief about education. ⁣   ⁣Is it merely about an imparting of pedagogical information from one person to another, or is it more?⁣ Is the adult the sole decision-maker?⁣ Is education the drilling of skills?⁣   Or, Do you aim to understand...

More Essays, Activities, and Case Studies

Learning Through Trauma

Learning Through Trauma

I cried myself to sleep each Sunday night of the third grade.  I was a newcomer to the school where the only other people I knew were my brother and a childhood friend—both not in my class.⠀ In a split 3/4 class where I was among the youngest students, I felt...

Flipping Education on Its Head

Flipping Education on Its Head

I have wanted to be a teacher since the age of five. I was the ideal student, so it was no wonder that the school structure appealed to me at the time. ⁣ When I finally became a teacher, I initially stepped into the role with ease. I taught in the way I was...

Learning Through Trauma

Learning Through Trauma

I cried myself to sleep each Sunday night of the third grade.  I was a newcomer to the school where the only other people I knew were my brother and a childhood friend—both not in my class.⠀ In a split 3/4 class where I was among the youngest students, I felt...

Flipping Education on Its Head

Flipping Education on Its Head

I have wanted to be a teacher since the age of five. I was the ideal student, so it was no wonder that the school structure appealed to me at the time. ⁣ When I finally became a teacher, I initially stepped into the role with ease. I taught in the way I was...