The Rush Towards Remote Learning Could Hurt My Students More Than It Might Help

I teach in a high poverty school in Denver and I’m terrified of the long-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on my students and their families. Many online remote learning resources have offered their services for free as a solution to lost school time, which is generous, but feels frustratingly short-sighted. The same students who have a home that is…

Let’s Expand the Possibilities of Learning for All Children in Colorado

When asked to describe a typical school day, many students will paint a familiar picture consisting of a core of English, math, social studies, and science courses, along with physical education, a foreign language, and perhaps a creative arts elective. After the final bell rings, they likely attend clubs or extra-curricular experiences that align with their interests and passions.  Though…

If you’re headed to college this fall, here’s four tips to make your first year as successful as mine

When I started at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) this past fall as a first-generation college student from Denver, I knew I was in for a big transition. While many of my fellow classmates had parents to help them adjust to the unfamiliar world of college, I was essentially alone when I got to campus. But I was extremely fortunate to…