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What is it like to move from El Salvador to the United States as a child? And then become a teacher in the United States – and a State Teacher of the Year? Sarahi Monterrey shares her experiences on teaching in a new culture in this blog post.
From her native Armenia, to Russia, to emigrating to the United States, Argine Safari brought her love of music and learning with her wherever she went. A Fulbright Distinguished Teacher, Grammy nominee, and State Teacher of the Year, Argine shares her journey in her blog piece.
In this full-length interview, sociologist David Sikkink discusses six unconventional high schools: a Friends school, a Montessori school, a Waldorf school, an IB school, a New Tech school, and a Democratic school. We talk about:
• The surprising amount of autonomy—and even authority—given to students in these settings
• How students in alternative-pedagogy schools engage with their communities
• Why many of these schools are strongly critical of popular culture
In this full-length interview, sociologist Jeffrey Dill addresses issues like these:
• The broad diversity that exists among homeschoolers, from religious beliefs to motivations for choosing this lifestyle
• What it means to understand homeschooling as an “oppositional culture”
• How homeschoolers use employment and technology to augment student experiences