What a Week It’s Been
PIthy but on target, Jessica Hagy at Indexed reflected how I have felt for the last week.
...which is why I was so glad to read Anne Schwartz’s post, Things I am doing. Anne’s post is a great game plan for getting through some rough times.
It’s difficult to look anywhere online and not be confronted by the news, the reactions to the news, and the accusations of fake news. Perhaps because I haven’t been teaching for the past week (Regents exams in New York), I have been less able to distract myself from current events. In any case, many in the MTBoS are using their blogs to speak up about and to reflect on what has happened in the 10 days since the 45th president took office, and I think there are some great pieces to read out there.
Sara Vanderwerf, who has become a hero of mine in the last year for so many reasons, has made her commitment to justice explicit in How Will I Stand Up? She remind all of us that the permitting the exclusion and targeting of any group of people is opening the door to targeting every group of people.
Michael Fenton, Instructional Designer at Desmos, usually writes about just that - amazing things being developed around our favorite calculator EVER. But today, Silent No More, Michael reflected publicly about his faith and his practice of keeping politics out of his blog. And, like Sara Vanderwerf, he committed to speaking out against injustice when he sees it, and using his website as a platform when he feels compelled to do so.
In case you are anxious about leaping into the fray and creating (or joining) a ruckus, Annie Perkins describes her experience of dipping her toe in the water, in For Those Hesitant to Protest. She ended up going for a great big swim.
Wendy Menard (@wmukluk)