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.

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 [...]

#NationalSchoolWalkout Activities for Elementary Students

On March 14th, 2018, teachers, students, and families will participate in a #NationalSchoolWalkout organized by the Women's March Youth EMPOWER. The walkout is meant to last 17 minutes in protest of congressional inaction after the 17 people murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Parkland shooting seems to have reignited a [...]

The White Nationalist Teacher and The Implications For Other Teachers

A White Nationalist Teacher is Exposed On March 3rd, HuffPost reported on a Florida middle school teacher with a double life as the host of a white nationalist podcast. According to the article, "Dayanna Volitich, a 25-year-old social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Florida, has been secretly hosting the white nationalist podcast [...]

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