Alexis Wright

Alexis Wright is a Curriculum Developer at Facing History and Ourselves. Alexis joined Facing History after 15 years working in public and private schools in the San Francisco Bay area as an English teacher, college counselor, and 7th grade dean. She has an MFA in Creative Writing (nonfiction) from the University of San Francisco and received her teaching credentials from the Educators for Liberation, Justice, and Joy program at Mills College.

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Back to School: Co-Create Your Space to Build Community

Posted by Alexis Wright on August 6, 2021

Back when I had my own classroom, nothing fired me up for the school year more than getting my room ready. I’d spend hours putting up posters, adorning the walls with eye-catching student work from previous school years while leaving space for new student work. I’d create new systems for homework collection and book borrowing, arranging desks to maximize space and de-center myself as the “sage on the stage.” I always strove to create a welcoming, uncluttered space that said, “You are safe here, you are celebrated here, and you will also work hard when you are in this room.”

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