Cultural Relevant Tools for Teaching, Educating, and Advancing – Schooling as a Ritual Performance
January 27th, 2016
I would like to start this off with a quote by Willard Waller in his book The Sociology of Teaching: (see Quote below as attachment)
Peter McLaren writes about the struggle of today’s educational system as it pertains to conformity in school settings. This is highly explained in his book Schooling as a Ritual Performance. As we think about the second half of the school year; preparing for standardized testing, ACT/SAT, and all the other bench marks as educators that we must reach, how do we hold true to creating an schooling experience that encompasses the art of real authentic learning. Furthermore, how have you and your scholars in each and every one of your classes defined authentic learning? Education can be used in two ways; as a tool of social control or a tool of liberation. How are you using education today?
Cultural Relevant Tools for Teaching, Educating, and Advancing – A Letter to Teachers and Educators
January 13th, 2016
We want to focus on an insert from The Sea is so Wide and My Boat is so Small: Charting a Course for the Next Generation by Marian Wright Edelman. In this book Mrs. Edelman writes to different audiences about the need for reform in education. This particular insert is the letter that she wrote to teachers and educators (see attachment). However, Lets focus specifically on the information she closes the letter with. She give 16 ways that teachers and educators should approach teaching and the educating of our scholars.
I recommend that teachers and adults ponder some of the great poet-teacher Gabriela Mistral’s wisdom and sense of mission about educating children:
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