Lightning round review: Horror manga, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, queer poets of color, and more!

Hi, it’s been a while. I have been battling the black hole of endless teacher preparation and inching towards my goal of working fifty hours a week. Here are some standout books from my last three months of reading:   Junji Ito’s Gyo, Shiver, and Dissolving Classroom – My students and I love Junji Ito.…

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Avoiding Martyrdom

Last year, I had the honor of being a commencement speaker for UC Berkeley’s Graduate of Education, and I spoke about self-care. In my speech, I made the argument that educators must take care of ourselves if we aim to be effective. We must be warriors, not martyrs. Nearly one year later, I find myself…

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