#78 Sarah Donovan of Ethical ELA

Sarah Donovan

Ethical ELA provides teachers with that which is compassionate, just, and good in English Language Arts for the human beings with whom we are entrusted. Written by teachers, teacher educators, parents, and students for the good of humanity.

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In this episode Sarah and I discuss:

  • Her transition from social work to education
  • What she brought from her social work background into the classroom
  • The lessons she learned as a new teacher
  • How to effectively navigate the systems of a school
  • How a unit of genocide changed the trajectory of her teaching career
  • Why vulnerability is important in the classroom
  • How Ethical ELA contributes to the conversation of responsibility, ethics, and dignity in teaching
  • Why blogging is more empathetic than narcissistic
  • Check out Sarah’s post on oversharing