A New Teacher Asks: “How do I do this?”

An essay by David Chura: He was a big man, a presence to be reckoned with on any football team. Dressed in a pressed shirt and colorful tie, he    spread his arms out and gestured around the room. “I’m a new teacher here. How do I do this?” he asked. I knew what “this”…

Starting the Conversation: Inscribing Inequality?

Mary Ann Chacko is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She completed her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from India and an M.A. in Child Studies from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She trained as a teacher in India and worked as a school teacher and a…

Starting the Conversation: A New Kind of Writing

Announcing a new series! Interviews are one way to share ideas, make connections, and interact with the people you most admire, but Esteem is hungry for more.  We have some amazing interviews lined up for publication over the summer, and now we’re adding a new genre to our publication: the Essay. “Starting the Conversation” is the…