Today was a particularly squirlly day. I learned that if I ever need to get the attention of a 6th grader, I can just do some one arm pull-ups. (We have a bar that frames the edge of our classroom tent; perfect for pull-ups.) I thought one student's eyes were going to pop out of his skull at the sight of a teacher busting out some one arms. I always could count on that student to take a wheelbarrow and trek the 300 yards across campus to our mulch pile by himself or with a friend. Now I know I can.
The class went silent and I didn't have to raise my voice once.
Krista Joan says:
My mission is to teach, train, and testify in resistance to the white supremacy of my ancestors. My personal choices are political, powerful, and practical. Let's trash waste.