Rousing Success for TESA’s Rise Up Kickstarter

Thanks to 740 people and organizations who backed Rise Up: The Game of People and Power on Kickstarter, we’re proud to report that our board game about building movements will be available to the public by April 2017! When we launched our Kickstarter, we set a goal of raising $35,000 over the course of a[…]

Educate & Organize: TESA on Trump’s Election

We at the TESA Collective are devastated by the election results and the rise of Donald Trump. To be clear, TESA does not officially support any individual party, but Donald Trump must be recognized for what he is: a fascist. We do not use that word lightly or as a hyperbole. His platform is rooted[…]

Using Non-Competitive Games for Education and Building Community

When people think of games, they often think of competitive games where one player wins, and everyone else loses. Competitive games encourage players to work against each other, rather than together. Competition can not only be discouraging for the majority of non-winners, but over time can turn people off from playing games all together. Why[…]

In Massachusetts, These Inmates are Starting their Own Cooperatives

Policing and the industrial prison complex are a main topic of conversation in cities and towns all over the country. #BlackLivesMatter supporters have brought conversations to the forefront about the police and our prison system, especially within the black community. In addition to justice for the ongoing murders of people of color, queer and transgender[…]

The L.A. Co-op Lab is Making Worker Ownership Mobile

*Featured image courtesy of Dr. Pop In Los Angeles, it’s not business as usual. The LA Co-op Lab has launched an exciting new effort to bring the co-op movement to the streets, calling the project “The Mobile Co-op Lab.” According to the Dr. Pop website, “The Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A.[…]

Tips For Making Your Conference Workshops Interactive and Engaging

Our worker-owner Andrew Stachiw has years of experience in facilitating conference workshops. Here, he shares some of the guidelines he’s developed to make them interactive and engaging – because there’s nothing worse than going to a conference you’re excited about and having the presenter put you to sleep. As many of us know, a conference[…]

Popular Education Methods Series: What is Popular Education, and When Should You Use It?

In the last post I outlined some topics we would tackle, and it seems like a great place to start is: “what is popular education and why use it?” Better yet, why don’t we also give away some free curriculum on that very topic. So lets get into it! I will give you a brief,[…]

Announcing our new blog series: Popular Education Methods

TESA is excited to announce our new Popular Education Methods blog series. The Methods blog will be a space to explore and discuss all things education. As the name implies, we will be focusing on concrete methods, techniques, and strategies to improve facilitation, design, and teaching skills – based on our years of using popular[…]