Author Biographies

Mitchell Nobis is past president of MCTE, a co-director of Red Cedar Writing Project, and a curriculum & professional learning facilitator in Metro Detroit. For more of his pedagogical or creative writing, please see https://mitchnobis.com/writing/.


Abstract: Many school districts call on teachers to engage in culturally responsive teaching and social-emotional learning, but at the same time, teachers are often told to remain apolitical. This narrative essay argues that English language arts teachers must consciously and carefully undertake political pedagogy because it is impossible not to do so. Everything is political, including ethical teaching.

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