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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Practitioners of yoga often speak of mindfulness

      As teachers, we should always be mindful. Everything we teach should be thought out and intentional. This is part of being mindful

    2. Often, as teachers, we wobble as we decide when to follow mandates that don’t sit with us too well.

      This is something I can relate to. There have been many times I've felt I had to follow a certain rule as a teacher that I do not necessarily agree with. This would be my own personal "wobble"

    3. While wob-ble may initially cause frustration, it also signals a commitment to increased discipline and deepened practice

      I enjoy this analogy. It helps us to realize we need to embrace the challenges we face when teaching and that only then can we be fully satisfied after reaching our end goal

    1. I want my students to be able to “talk back” when they encounter anything that glorifies one race, one culture, one social class, one gender, one language over another:

      This is very powerful. Students should be able to feel they have a voice and that their opinion matters. Especially in their education

    2. My error—and the error of the department that hired me—was to see these students as “disadvantaged” instead of seeing their brilliance.

      This concept of seeing students as disadvantage instead of seeing their brilliance reminds me of the great quote by Albert Einstein, "Everybody is genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it is stupid."

  2. Jan 2019
    1. The unity of all the sciences is found in geography. The significance of geography is that it presents the earth as the enduring home of the occupations of man. The world without its relationship to human activity is less than a world

      I find it interesting hearing "the unity of all the sciences is found in geography" this makes sense to me as geography includes our whole world however ironically I feel this is a subject I learned the least about in the classrooms as a young student.

    2. What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children.

      My understanding of this quote is that teachers and everyone in the community should treat each child as if they are their own in order to give them the best education possible.