Ok baby now let’s get in formation

Last Week Saturday our Woke Cypha Crew came together to discuss one of my favorite things, assessments:
What are we asking students to do?
Why are we asking them to do it?How are we asking them to show what they know/learned?
How does what they’re being asked to do reflect the current socio political context and prepare them for a 21st Century world? I mean, this is school, right?
At least this should be what chool is based on?
How does what I’m learning affect my life?

Hard truths bring clarity!

What does success look like for you? How do you plan on measuring your success and in which ways are you holding yourself accountable? These are the questions we are asking teachers participating in our Woke Cypha. We are challenging them to be reflective in their practices and intentional in their approach. Make the commitment and be the change that you hope to see in 2018.

The Woke Cypha: Alchemy

If you want to get all metaphysical and ish, changing your world, your reality, your habits, yourself is in fact changing the world, because we are all connected.

At our second session of our Woke Cypha we discussed the story of Kalief Browder. We intentionally took his story and put our teachers through a learning experience intended to evoke pain, anger, and frustration. 

We wanted to embody the experience of taking pain and turning it into power.

We wanted to show them that WE are alchemists.