1. hleah
    November 10, 2020 @ 8:19 pm

    Hi Kaleigh!

    Thanks, for one thing, for highlighting all of these powerful quotes and bringing them together. I often find that, in spite of my best intentions, it can be hard to actually feel the right mix of confident and comfortable and humble to be willing to be seen not knowing the answer or changing my mind or otherwise *becoming* in the classroom. It is a bit like finding myself in open water, admitting that there is no single destination of confident adulthood or adequate professorial knowledge that one will reach and have authority in.

    Mostly I’m just saying I agree with you and it’s nice to hear it reinforced that it’s harder to do than it is to believe. Maybe I should add “Becoming” to my ever-growing reading list…


  2. billyparvatam
    November 11, 2020 @ 4:16 am

    Thank you for sharing! I agree with a lot of the things that you said. Especially with all the movements going on in our world right now, teachers are in a unique position educating the next generation of youth. We always have to find the appropriate way to thread the needle when we are in the classroom. I have done this in subtle ways. For example, in my public speaking class we watched a ted talk which discussed the social network of fish and how their food system works under the ocean. I made the point that this network is something we should care about because if fish are not getting their food that trickles up to us and the whole planet. There is a situation where I am not explicitly saying climate change is real and we have to take it seriously but trying to get students to understand that just because something does not directly affect them does not mean it cannot come back their way. Again, this is a delicate needle that we have to thread especially in today’s day and age.

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