All posts by Ellie Herman

Ellie Herman originally started her blog as a record of a sabbatical search from August 2013 to August 2014 in which she visited high schools across the socioeconomic spectrum in Los Angeles, but has since expanded into my exploration of education, learning and life at the intersection of rhyme and reason, of left brain and right brain, art and science, logos and mythos, data and everything that can’t be measured.

We Need a New Language to Talk About Poverty

What I Learned in School

From 2013-2014, I visited high school English classes across the socioeconomic spectrum in Los Angeles in an attempt to understand what makes a great teacher and what we mean when we say “education.”  This is one of the most important lessons I learned: that we need a new language to talk about poverty.…