I am a 9th and 10th grade classroom teacher in a Buffalo Public School. My students are from all over the world. Iraq, Somalia, Myanmar, Congo-Brazzaville and lots of other places including local neighborhoods. As a teacher, I try to work with students to create space in the classroom where they can explore their worlds, experiences, and interests, as well as to develop and implement ‘big-idea’ projects, working together as an intellectual collective. This school year, my students have been documenting important stories of place, and they want to publish those stories through a public, interactive art installation.