Nathan Ramin just wrapped up his twelfth year as a social studies teacher in Chicago. After eleven years on the West Side at North Lawndale College Prep and Providence St. Mel, he spent the 2019-2020 school year as James B. McPherson School’s IB-MYP Individuals & Societies teacher.
Nathan was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching fellowship to New Zealand for Spring 2018. He was proud to represent his school and community as a part of the program. While in New Zealand, Nathan studied community-engaged teaching practices in partnership with local schools and Victoria University of Wellington.
This blog’s title comes from Chapter 2 of Paolo Friere’s Pedagogy of the Opressed. “For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” Nathan strives to embed this philosophy into his teaching, to urge his students onward to deeper learning through engagement with the world around them.
Disclaimer: this is a personal website. All views and information presented herein are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.