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  1. Jan 2018
    1. teaching language arts means plumbing my students’ lives to bring their stories and voices into the classroom as we examine racial injustice, class exploitation, gender expectations, sexual identity, gentrification, solidarity, and more

      Involvement! Students want to relate, feel like they can have a voice in the matter. That is what pulls them in and that is what allows them to learn! That is something I still work on. I want my students to have a voice in their work, to feel like it was their idea, their invention in the art room.

    2. was to see these students as “disadvantaged” instead of seeing their brilliance

      This reminds me of Standardize Testing. Why must the test tell how smart the child is? It doesn't define the child and it should not define their intelligence off of a couple of questions.

    1. But it is true that certain very real and important avenues to the consideration of the history of the race are thus opened

      Hands on experience can open the mind. Peek interest along with storing knowledge.

    2. It has a chance to affiliate itself with life, to become the child’s habitat, where he learns through directed living; instead of being only a place to learn lessons having an abstract and remote reference to some possible living to be done in the future

      What is should be!

    3. So thoroughly is this the prevalent atmosphere that for one child to help another in his task has become a school crime.

      Helping turns to cheating? I encourage my students to help each other. They want to learn from their peers. But I teach Art. In gen ed why must test be the form of telling what a child knows? In the old time there was one classroom for all the children different ages. They were not only taught by the teacher but by the other students. This turns into a domino affect that allows teaching all around. Now I feel like students need to be the best and come first or helping during difficult times (test/quizes) is considered cheating. :(

    4. school itself shall be made a genuine form of active community life, instead of a place set apart in which to learn lessons.

      This is great way that schools should be! The children should not be going to school to just read stories and write about them. They need to go to be educated not only in reading and writing but to be an active member in society!

    5. . In all this there was continual training of observation, of ingenuity, constructive imagination, of logical thought, and of the sense of reality acquired through first-hand contact with actualities. The educative forces of the domestic spinning and weaving, of the saw-mill, the gristmill, the cooper shop, and the blacksmith forge, were continuously operative.

      I feel like we lose this now a days. Everything is done for us. Just the basic sewing something together or even using a sewing needle is foreign to these children. It is sad to see that society is not making as much as it use to but relying on technology and machine made.