Writing to Rebuild

Jim Randels, co-director of Students at the Center, a New Orleans writing project for teens, blogs from his temporary home in South Carolina on “what it means to live as part of a diaspora and to learn to teach from that place.” His blog, which appears on Education Week, will “share some of my students’ writings…exploring the shadows of what we used to do in class each day. We’ll think about writing as healing and community building. We’ll look into when and why these goals should be central rather than peripheral to the classroom. And we’ll think long and hard about what my colleague, SAC co-director Kalamu ya Salaam, wrote last week about New Orleans now being more the people who carry our city’s spirit, not the place itself.”