#TeacherLives Speaker Series

Sunday, October 26th: Dr. Bree Picower
4:00 pm, Scheuer Room,

Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College

Dr. Picower will discuss ideas from her book, Practice What You Teach. The book follows three different groups of educators to explore the challenges of developing and supporting teachers’ sense of social justice and activism at various stages of their careers. This timely resource helps prepare and support all educators to stand up for equity and justice both inside and outside of the classroom and offers a more nuanced portrait of what the struggle to truly “make a difference” looks like.


Dr. Bree Picower is an Assistant Professor at Montclair State University in the College of Education and Human Development. She is the co-editor of the annual Planning to Change the World: A Planbook for Social Justice Teachers published by the New York Collective of Educators (NYCoRE) and the Education for Liberation Network.

This is the first speaker of the #TeacherLives Speaker Series. The series is a set of talks sponsored by the Department of Educational Studies at Swarthmore College that center on the lives of teachers and teaching for social justice. The series stems from the course Teacher Narratives, Policy and Power being taught by Edwin Mayorga. Join us for these Sunday conversations in October and November. Follow the ongoing conversation that these talks stem from on Twitter at #TeacherLives.

For questions about the series please email Edwin Mayorga ( or, via Twitter, @eimayorga