Kimberly Hirsh

facilitating learning & fostering creativity

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I have only skimmed this EdWeek piece on the science of reading but the person saying reading instruction doesn’t need to be changed because it worked for them 30 years ago might not realize that balanced literacy was a change from that. My 1st grade class did phonics.

We’ve reached the moment when we learn if my claim that I wouldn’t go on the academic market because I didn’t want a tenure track job is genuine, or if it’s just a lie I told all of us because I didn’t think there’d be a TT job in my field I didn’t need to move for.

I’ve been watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 for the first time since I watched it as a kid when it originally aired. I remembered liking Quark and that Dax seemed like a good cosplay option for me. But this time around, I find myself really locked in on and adoring Kira. πŸ––πŸ»πŸ“Ί

Finished reading: We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian πŸ“š

I loved it so much, finished it in under 48 hours. “Newsies for shippers” is an apt description. I love people being sweet on each other and making happiness when they feared it just wasn’t out there for them.

Today’s Literary Activism newsletter from Book Riot shares information about several student groups fighting book bans. πŸ“š

So, this week on Lower Decks, we learned that Vulcans have an understanding of the importance of informed consent when conducting social research. πŸ––πŸ»

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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, Cheraw, Catawba, Saponi, Occaneechi, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.

We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah β€˜TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.