Author Archives: Jen Chau

If I could go back to the classroom…(part 3/the conclusion)

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… Here’s the conclusion: Flash 1: Our date with destiny. I mean…the principal. Conclusion: Paper cutting, Cave paintings, Jackson Pollack splotches, and quizzes. Moral: Think creatively! I had … Continue reading

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If I could go back…to the classroom (part 2)

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… Not even the most well-designed and sparkly lunchbox could have emotionally prepared me for my first week of school. I guess what works as a kid doesn’t … Continue reading

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If I could go back…to the classroom

by guest contributor Jen Chau, originally published at The Time Is Always Right… [dedicated to V and Crane] If I could go back in time to my days as a teacher, I would do things very differently. Isn’t it easy … Continue reading

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Jen transitions out of New Demographic Co-Director role

by Jen Chau Please scroll down to download or listen to our latest episode of Addicted to Race, in which Carmen and I discuss this news. This is the hardest decision I have made in a while. After more than … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic!

by Jen Chau Here’s the first in our gratuitous cute kid pics…Because we’ve got to remember who we are doing this work for — our kids!! Surrre…that will be my reasoning behind the cute kid pics. This is Alex, the … Continue reading

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I wish my parents knew…

by Jen Chau I’m sure that as adults, we can all say that there are things we wish our parents knew about us as we were growing up. Perhaps things that would have made things easier? Or things that would have created more … Continue reading

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Mom of mixed family shares humbling anecdote

This post was originally published at Racialicious on June 15, 2006. by Jen Chau Nice story in the Christian Science Monitor — a mom of mixed and transracially adopted kids reflects on a time when she took a stranger’s solemn … Continue reading

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