Reflection Chapter Five from The New Teacher Book

In Moving Beyond the Classroom, my biggest take away was the idea of “it takes a community to raise a child”. I love that the article said teachers would be ignorant if they believed they can change the lives of their students on their own. A school is a community and without teachers working togetherContinue reading “Reflection Chapter Five from The New Teacher Book”

Reflection Chapter Four from The New Teacher Book

In the story, My Dirty Little Secret: I don’t Grade Student Papers, I was taken back when I read that grades are the wages that students receive from their work. I have never thought about it in that before and it makes perfect sense. I know when I was in elementary and high school andContinue reading “Reflection Chapter Four from The New Teacher Book”

Reflection from Chapter Two The New Teacher Book

In Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice, I really appreciated the section about Culturally and Linguistically Inclusive and empowering [classrooms]. I liked this section because I really love the concept of “it is okay to make mistakes” both student and teacher. This section discusses how as teachers we have to admit that we doContinue reading “Reflection from Chapter Two The New Teacher Book”

Reflection from Chapter One The New Teacher Book

In the letter A Message from a Black Mom to her Son, I was really struck by the fact that she only felt happiness for ten minutes a day. Ten minutes of “roaming the halls-happy, free and normal and once the white kids arrived, we became black and invisible” (Watson 15). This just made meContinue reading “Reflection from Chapter One The New Teacher Book”

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