I am listening...
I am watching...
Now, I’m speaking. 🗣
In these last few days, there have been words that have stuck with me, reminded me of past experiences as an educator, and reinforced my beliefs.
🖤Last year, I received an amazing letter from a parent (pictured above) that renewed my passion for teaching and became my new “why”.
•”Education is so, so, so important to me, especially because I am raising two African American boys and I feel that they must always push themselves academically due to the unfairness they may face with some of society.”
🖤The equity imperative for the school district I work for has more meaning than ever at this time.
•”Recognizing that systemic bias has plagued our educational system, we commit to nurturing dialogue around all issues of inequity, including culture, race, faith, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and different ability, as they pertain to classroom practices, school and school district structures, and policies and procedures. We support actions removing barriers to opportunities that allow children to reach their full potential.”
🖤Seeing teachers holding up such meaningful signs during protests is so moving.
•”Teachers cannot teach black children and not speak up against the systemic injustices they face.”
🖤The current chapter I am reading for my curriculum theory class discusses curriculum through the lens of social reconstruction.
•”Curriculum should be used to right social wrongs by starting with the youth. It should have an emphasis on social justice, critical literacy, and social action.”
🖤I stand up for my niece, my friends, my students, and everyone else.
•I will never know how they feel, but I will stand up for those who are plagued by our systems.
🖤For all you educators out there...
•Use your Teacher Voice—-
BLACK LIVES MATTER!