A Growing Classroom

By: Aaron Kaczmarek (Second Grade Teacher) A garden is a growing classroom. It is also a path to sustainability and self-reliance.  In many neighborhoods around Chicago, residents do not have access to healthy food.  Having healthy food accessible is a privilege, but my second graders have responded to this situation with a solution. “It doesn’t have to be…

A Dangerous Education of Human Ignorance

By: Aaron Kaczmarek (second grade teacher) About two weeks ago, while walking home with a friend, i saw it: the education of ignorance looked as dangerous as any threat to humanity. I was reminded that when i teach for social justice, I teach for social change. It’s amazing how even a brief incident that I…