For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and The Rest of Y'all Too, prompts us with good rationale to know our students well. One way to know students is to make the time to ride the bus home with students. That's one way to get to know students' neighborhoods and friendships. I'm going to try that. Seems so simple, yet potentially powerful.
Note:Unfortunately district leadership did not allow me to ride the bus due to numbers. I'll continue to consider this result.