Mama Brown’s Blog

I write from where I am–a veteran public education teacher, a wife, a small business owner, and mother of two busy daughters.

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My students suck at using technology…

From a 2015 article entitled: “Technology in the Classroom: Don’t Believe the Hype” by Tim Walker. Here is the link to this article. Teach with technology they say. It will be fun they say. The students will be engaged. You will be teaching 21st Century Skills (whatever that really means). I have been trying and failing, to … Continue reading My students suck at using technology…

I am a Feminist, but I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton

There, I admit it. My dirty little secret is out. Go ahead and attack me. Unfriend me. Block me. I marched in Washington, D.C. in 1992 to voice concerns that Roe v. Wade would be overturned, but in 2016 I did not vote for Hillary Clinton. I co-led the group Womyn’s Action Coalition (yes, with … Continue reading I am a Feminist, but I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton

10 Ways to Practice and Model Civil Discourse (Or, how not to be an A-Hole!)

This is a follow-up to my last (and first ever) post: “I am a Feminist, but I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton” My article ended with this paragraph: “If you relate to only one side, you might not like my message. My moderate ideas are not sexy. Moderation will never make major headlines. No one … Continue reading 10 Ways to Practice and Model Civil Discourse (Or, how not to be an A-Hole!)

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