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  1. May 2017
    1. Their vivid memories of 9/11 were shaped by mediated images and their parents’, friends’, and teachers’ frightened reactions. Despite clear differences in their individual recollections, the youth all agreed that 9/11 had a lasting impact on their lives.

      I'm very interested in youth activism and youth coming together to fight racism and other prejudices. Most of the readings I've completed focus on Black youth empowerment or (young) women empowerment. Whilst at the base level it is the same type of hatred and skewed policies that allow for this type of prejudice to exist - it's very different. Young Black men have to be cautious of wearing certain clothes or speaking in a particular way - but more times than not, suspicious parties will keep their distance. In the instance of Muslim-Americans, suspicious parties, even with no grounds, stop & frisk or begin surveillance.

  2. Apr 2017
    1. Consider a common scenario in urban schools, and one I have witnessed often, where the teacher and student have different conceptions about what it means to be on time and prepared for class. For many students, being on time and prepared means being in or around the physical space of the classroom at the appointed hour and being able to access whatever materials are necessary for the day’s instruction.

      So many situations - just like this, can really be alleviated by setting firm expectations at the beginning of the year. The point of this article is to show some simple ways that teacher and student opinions or mind sets differ - but in any classroom, but especially in ones where student and teacher may share different values, it is important to have clear expectations.

  3. Feb 2017
    1. Wobble occurs routinely in the classroom when something unexpected emerges, such as an unpredictable question that neither the students (nor you, for that matter) can adequately address

      I had to laugh about this a bit - as an early educator, I feel all to often kids ask questions that I'm stumbling and bumbling to try and answer in the most appropriate way. But when I unpack this type of situation and put it in the context of a wobble it makes sense. Next time a student asks the same difficult question, I'll have a better idea of how to answer. It's all a process.

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

      I really enjoy the yoga metaphor. It really reinforces the try, try again methodology that we as educators preach to our students. We need to take a bit of our own advice and recognize that we're human and learning is fluid.

  4. Jan 2017
    1. The modification going on in the method and curriculum of education is as much a product of the changed social situation, and as much an effort to meet the needs of the new society that is forming

      As an educator, we need to ask this question daily. As society continues to evolve - we need to think about how we can meet the needs of our students and help mold global citizens.

    2. Learning was a class matter. This was a necessary result of social conditions

      I think this is still very relevant. Whilst all children have ability to attend school - all schools are not created equal. This has clear connection to not only modern society but also to equality or inequality within education.