About Ruben Brosbe

Ruben Brosbe is a fourth grade teacher in Harlem, New York City. He is passionate about social justice oriented project based learning, and finds that young people make the best activists. When he is not teaching Ruben likes to explore new neighborhoods in NYC or cook.

Calling IN: A Strategy for White Teachers Who Want to Disrupt Racism

Last year I revisited James Baldwin’s “A Talk to Teachers” before starting the school year. I encouraged myself and other teachers committed to social justice to “go for broke.” I did lots of work I felt proud of in our classroom last year, working with our 5th graders to understand, analyze, and combat racism. They culminated [...]

By |2018-09-18T00:28:00-04:00September 18th, 2018|Instruction & Curriculum, Opinion, Teacher Leaders|1 Comment

Silly Socks Don’t Create Culture

I hate to do this, but... Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines culture as, "the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization." Why would I commit this writing 101 travesty? Because it seems as if a lot of schools do not truly understand what culture is. Before I talk about what [...]