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  1. Feb 2018
    1. Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching , and whoever learns teaches in the act of learn

      I love this quote. As teachers, our job is to never stop learning, and we learn so much from our students.

    2. 1 was faced by my own small view of the world and my limited definition of language, literacy, and learning

      This reminds me of the first module that literacy is not just one small thing, but has a very broad definition.

    3. . What opportunities could I create in my classroom where par- ents were actually part of the cur- riculum

      Involving parents in the classroom motivates students and parents to continue the learning at home, which is what we want to happen! As teachers, we should make sure that parents feel welcome in the classroom.

    4. My students, once again, become my teachers, pushing my thinking and always providing conversations that are stimulati

      I think that communication and having conversations with students not only keeps class fun and interesting, but keeps everyone's brains working actively. It is a good way to keep yourself, as the teacher, accountable as well as the students.

    5. We each have an outward energy that pushes us to personally invent ourselves (centrifugal force), while social convention is that outward energy that holds us in (centripetal forc

      I like this quote because we want to teach our students that they can be whoever they want to be, and teach them that they do not need to be like what they see others as.

    6. y? The chil- dren have much to teach us, if we but stop and list

      I like this quote because a lot of times, teachers forget the fact that they do not know everything. Children have many important perceptions, opinions, and ideas that we can benefit and learn from.

    7. w. Begin with the child and what the child knows. Become a keen kidwatc

      I think this is the best way that we can view each student as having many talents and strengths.

    8. The deficit perspective views the family as something that needs to be fixe

      I think this is an essential perspective. No child, and especially not their families, should be judged. They do not need to be "fixed."

    9. 1) helped me transform my curriculum from themes about teddy bears and applesauce to in- quiry cycles where the children asked questions pertinent to their world

      I think this is a good example of where the unnecessary/seemingly pointless moved to relevant/engaging and still aligned with standards.

    10. g. I realized with the help of Aaron and the other children that it was my job as a teacher to use strategies that let children learn about the languages of their cul- tures through sharing their stories and their personal literacies and experiences.

      I think that this is a good definition of what literacy really is. It does not have to be a favorite chapter book, or even a picture book--or a book at all. Literacy comes in all sorts within all student's lives. Being culturally responsive is essential in teaching literacy skills.

    11. when his freedom to live his life is judged as not good enough by in- dividuals on the outside, people who do not understand or value his world?

      This is something that, as teachers, we cannot let happen. Valuing every student and knowing that every student is capable and skilled and talented (even if they are not meeting grade-level with ease) is essential--especially in reading, literacy, communication skills, etc.

    12. ng. This is the child I viewed as struggling with literacy in the classroom. It is clear that he is totally literate in his world!

      This goes along directly with what we discussed when we discussed what literature really is in the first module. While his teacher viewed him as struggling, Aaron was actually quite capable of reading. We, as teachers, need to keep an expanded view of what literacy really is (it's not just reading grade-level books, it goes way beyond that into manuals, magazines, signs--as we see here).

    13. I stammer and stare as I watch Aaron communicate in the language of his home, his community, and his world- a language that he easily uses to negotiate the knowledge about reading and writing that blend home and school for him.

      As future teachers, I think this is something we need to always keep in mind and hold as a priority. The things we teach in school, especially reading, are supposed to be relevant and useful to students in their real lives. Reading is not something we can let slip through the cracks, and it is something that we should really aim to get students interested in, because they are always going to need, and use, this skill.

  2. Oct 2017
    1. us. Hence, the photograph raises more questions than it answers, inviting further investigation, close readings, and discussion.

      By the end of the reading I found myself questioning many things and thinking how sexual assault in the past has shaped our view on sexual assault today. With the #metoo currently trending in result of the Harvey Winstead case it is clear sexual assault is a prevalent issue in today’s society. However did sexual assault always have legal and social repercussions? Or was this seen as an unavoidable byproduct of war? As well do the answers to these two questions depend on race or social status? Furthermore how has the laws and culture surrounding sexual assault changed with the feminist movements? Did laws surrounding this crime become more severe with this rise? Or did sexual assaults increases with the changing status of women?

    2. Even though private photographs shot by Wehrmacht soldiers in Ukraine and other Soviet-occupied territories demonstrate that many women formed close relationships with German occupiers, this does not equalize the power asymmetries.30 The borders between sexual barter, romantic relationships, and sexual violence were fluid; hence, at any time local women could become the targets of sexual assault. While we cannot tell what exactly happened to the woman in the photograph, it is nevertheless important to open up different analytical frameworks and consider that her role might have been more complicated than we first assume

      This part of the article discusses how in the German occupied territories women could be targets of sexual assault. However, the author also notes how the rates of sexual assaults varied between the eastern and western fronts. If a french women was rapped this was more rare an sever punishments where carried out. In the east this was common and no repercussions where given. This made me question how rape was used in previous war, for example the Napoleonic wars. Also how was rape used on other parts of history such as the slave trade?

    3. Personally, I found this reading to be difficult as the subject matter is deeply unsettling, as well with the picture on the first page I found this to create the issue in a more real way. It is easy for one to disassociate with the past and believe that society has progressed since then, however with an issue that is still prevalent today. With a crime so horrendous it is easy to see how one can be still affected by this and dissociate themselves from the past.