the CRREW collective, est. 2015

Seattle   |   Washington

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June 9, 2017

I have always had an interest in restorative practices in the classroom because they naturally aligned with and reinforced my assumptions about effective classroom environments. Naturally, when I began building school structures from the ground up this year as part of...

April 22, 2017


One of the more powerful things I’ve incorporated into my teaching practice over the years is the power of a circle. The first time I can remember experiencing circling up for proactive or restorative purposes was in a graduate-level philosophy and feminism cour...

April 8, 2017

Just over a month ago, I blogged about the figurative building of our social-justice-focused elementary school in Costa Rica and the journey I was beginning with this new community.  Our school has been in session for 11 weeks now (whoa) and we’ve finally hit a new ben...

February 25, 2017

When I got the email stating I’d be interviewed on the morning of Thanksgiving, it took me a second to realize that this is something that might happen often: that teaching in another country includes a host of new experiences, but it also changes those with which I’m...

January 13, 2017

My favorite unit to teach is a unit I co-create about origin stories (“origin stories” as in “pourquoi tales,” not comic book character backstories).  I’ve always loved them and there is something about imagining a fresh beginning in a fictional way that I find so fasc...

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