Wait, There is More to Occupy?

By: Maria Wahlstrom (Instructional Coordinator) Everyone is talking about Occupying Wall Street: how the top 1% controls close to 40% of the wealth; how they dominate in decision making; and how all of this interferes with democracy (let alone human rights). When profit remains more valuable than people, it is no wonder the 99% get upset.…

A Teacher Makes All Things Possible

By: Maria Wahlstrom (Instructional Coordinator) Who taught reading to professors? Who taught science to doctors?  Who taught writing to authors? Who taught social studies to lawyers? Who taught math to engineers? Who teaches the next generation?  Who taught you? Teachers! There is no doubt that teachers make up an important part of the society’s backbone: teachers make all other…

Never Too Young to Make an Impact

Maria Wahlstrom (Instructional Coordinator) and Miesha Ebacaher (First Grade Teacher) Project Darfur, led by Miesha Ebacher and her first grade class, has led me to question popular assumptions about youth: Are “growing up” and “gaining experience” the only prerequisites for becoming important individuals who inspire others? Or do kids already have the power to lead…

Alexander the “Who?”

By: Maria Wahlstrom (Instructional Coordinator) So far, students have studied history, culture, current issues, and perspectives from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Now they are starting to analyze European history, perspectives, cultures, and various current events within. Our Europe Unit started with studying government structures during the time of the Etruscans and Ancient Greece. This…