What We're Reading This Week: June 8, 2018

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement


"If trauma is collectively experienced, this means that we also have to consider the environmental context that caused the harm in the first place. By only treating the individual we only address half of the equation leaving the toxic systems, policies and practices neatly intact." 


‘Are We Going to Die Today?’ Inside a Parkland Classroom as Bullets Flew

The New York Times 

"Now, those who made it are trying to heal through modern technology, old-fashioned socializing — and time." 


‘It Felt Like I Was Wrapped in One Big Hug’: Inside the Chicago Gay and Straight Alliance Prom

The New York Times 

"It isn’t like those stereotypical middle-school dances. You know, where the girls have to wear these skirts or these dresses, the boys have to wear suits. You can come here in whatever you want. Slay however you want." 


Immigrants Who Crossed Illegally With Children Face a Harsh Reality 


"Under U.S. rules, the families are no longer allowed to be together. In federal court in the border town of Alpine, Texas, three Guatemalan mothers are desperate to be reunited with their sons." 


The Enlightenment’s Dark Side


"Race as we understand it ... is a product of the Enlightenment. Racism as we understand it now ... developed as an attempt to resolve the fundamental contradiction between professing liberty and upholding slavery." 

If you come across a current article or blog you think other educators should read, please let us know!