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JaimeRWood

Jaime R. Wood is the author of Living Voices: Multicultural Poetry in the Middle School Classroom (NCTE 2006) and co-author of the textbook The Word on College Reading and Writing (OpenOregon 2017). Her poems have appeared in Rattle, Dislocate, Matter, Juked, ZYZZYVA, DIAGRAM, Phantom Drift, Voice Catcher, and Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, among others. She has taught writing, literature, and pedagogy since 2001. When she’s not staring wistfully out her window, Jaime likes to dream about building a tiny house with her partner, Patrick, and making a creative retreat for all of their writer and artist friends. She’s also fascinated by polyamory, epigenetics, and the magic and ever evolving ways she and her friends overcome trauma to live their best lives. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her cats Alistair, Phen, and Delilah, and over six hundred thousand other people.
JaimeRWood has written 5 posts for Cooperative Catalyst

Introducing IncitED: The Crowdfunding Community for Education

IncitED is the crowdfunding community for education where teachers and education supporters can fund, share, and replicate important education initiatives worldwide. Visit IncitED at http://www.incited.org. Like us on Facebook to get regular updates about how we’re supporting the work of educators: https://www.facebook.com/IncitEDTheCrowdfundingCommunityForEducation. During the last week of April, we’ll be launching two exciting campaigns: Open … Continue reading

The Fault/Power Paradox of Traditional Schooling

The student/teacher relationship where the teacher’s job is to maintain control and the student’s job is to submit to control is a pervasive characteristic of the traditional school paradigm, and I’d bet all of us have experienced it. Sometimes the exchange is subtle and involves the student feeling at fault for an unfair situation. One … Continue reading

IncitEd: Tools for a Learning Revolution

My friend Alan Burnce is an experienced high school English teacher, having taught in inner New York City and rural Oregon for nearly a decade. Incidentally, he’s a graduate of Stanford and of Harvard’s school of education. In other words, he’s a well educated, experienced teacher, and he’s passionate about mentoring students. He’s the kind … Continue reading

Achievement as a Side Effect of Happiness

Robertson Davies said this about that elusive emotion we all seem to be grasping for: “Happiness is always a byproduct. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had … Continue reading

“Above Us Only Sky”: A Writing Teacher’s Manifesto

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon is right. From the time I was a small girl, people have told me that I’m idealistic, which always came across as a nice way of calling me naïve. But when it comes to teaching, I am one of Lennon’s dreamers. … Continue reading

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