Jane King reflects on her experiences as a preschool teacher eager to use methods outside of the norm. She resists activities that encourage homogeneity and strives to promote autonomy and free thinking in her students. After transitioning from teacher to parent, she still uses this philosophy to make small changes in her daughter's classroom and encourage her children to engage in acts of resistance and critical thinking both in and out of school.

Author Biography

Jane King graduated from Bank Street College in the early 1990’s. She taught in the School for Children for several years before moving to the Northwest. For reasons that will become obvious, “Jane” has chosen not to use actual names of people or places in this article. She was a member of Steve Schultz’s conference group during her year of student teaching. Discussions begun during that year continue to guide and inform her teaching, parenting, and acts of resistance



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