Shawn White

an educator honoring stories • storied essays: https://medium.com/as-a-tree • editor: https://synapse.pub


SLEEPOVER!



To Honor and Shape Stories: That’s Why I Teach


Adam (name changed) arrived to the wilderness therapy/residential school I worked at, standing about 5'10", weighing about 270 pounds. He was 15-years old, a freshman in high school. He had stopped going to school many months prior and had been using drugs regularly — why his parents sent him here. He was fortunate; his parents could afford…


as a tree: an introduction

storied roots, rooted stories, and the leaves and fruits they bear

by Shawn White

Publications edited by Shawn White

A community discussion of learning, teaching, & education. | join us: j.mp/synapsepub | Editors: @swpax & @rusulalrubail.

a place to store my web stuff

storied roots, rooted stories, & the leaves and fruits they bear


A Medium Consolidation: Building a Web Home on Medium

Hacking Medium to host a comprehensive, navigable, personal & professional website.


I Advocate

In response to the Share #YourEdustory week 4 prompt: “What is the best thing you do in your classroom/school/district/job?”


Educational Leadership Portfolio

An in-progress portfolio of products, essays, and reflections, linked by standard.
(updated 4.13.15)


A Narrative Résumé

This narrative résumé will over time share the stories behind the list (shared as responses to this post). Follow the (+) links to the background info. and narratives of my


To Be a Better Writer

To be a better writer, one should write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, write, and always use Oxford commas.


The Screen

Disconnected from what is real?
Digitally bent by belonging’s appeal?
Turn, turn, turn, whose turn to feel?
Burn, burn, burn, the passion feels real.
Or does it? What was it? What’s the appeal?

To what is it we do give time to steal?
To what end? End. Ending?
Endeavor to live among the…

In response to How I Got on Medium

Introducing The Synapse’s Contributing Student Photographer, Vishwa Shah

by Shawn White and Rusul Alrubail
Editors of The Synapse