Skills of a Teacher in 2018 – Part Three

In Part One, I discuss my initial reactions to the Parkland, Florida shooting. I touch on how teachers are prepped for active shooting scenarios. In Part Two, I discuss how teachers can be “on the first line of defense” without stepping between students and bullets. I recommend reading about restorative justice in schools. In this … More Skills of a Teacher in 2018 – Part Three

How My Mind Has Changed

Throughout my study of Peace and Justice, I have taken Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies, Social Inequalities, Social Change and Political Action (abroad), Feminist Theology, Bioethics (currently), and Capstone to Peace and Justice Studies. In addition to my coursework, I have worked with the Interfaith Youth Core, worked as a Community Organizer at the … More How My Mind Has Changed

Accidentally Falling into Social Justice

I fell into restorative justice and prison reform accidentally. But just like each of my earlier understandings, my passion for the topic became genuine. In the end, the way we arrive at our understanding is perhaps less important than what we do once we reach it. Appealing to ignorance in the face of social injustice is one thing, as I could have in high school, but now that I’ve been made aware of the injustice, it is my moral responsibility to act in anyway that I can. … More Accidentally Falling into Social Justice