In this video, I discuss ungrading practices and why they are important to me as an educator. More specifically, I discuss the history and purposes of grading, the philosophy behind ungrading, ungrading methods, and the resistances unconventional educators will encounter along this path. Some resources mentioned include the work of Michel Foucault, Tracy Santa, contract… Continue reading Ungrading


The west need not be saved

In 2013, the summer after graduating from college, I read the Tao Te Ching. In the edition I picked up from the library, the preface began by making a startling claim: between eastern and western philosophies, the latter was simply wrong.  As someone who’d minored in philosophy while in college, this claim rattled my presuppositions,… Continue reading The west need not be saved