In all honesty, I loved the honesty of this class. I am so grateful that I could learn how to truthfully recognize and acknowledge my weaknesses, shortcomings, blindsides, and prejudices. At the beginning of the class I felt nervous about having to deal with my privilege and the mindsets I have that are less than […]Read more "Portfolio Summary"
I had the opportunity of reading Oddly Normal, a memoir by John Schwartz about his family’s experience. Image source: http://www.npr.org/2012/11/05/164201946/an-oddly-normal-outcome-for-a-singular-child This was an eye-opening and valuable experience because it helped me to better understand the emotions and struggles of a family and an individual during the difficult, vulnerable years in which I plan on teaching. […]Read more "Oddly Normal"
Photos: Individual Attention and Individual Relationships with Students I have realized that it is so important to know my students. If I don’t learn to listen to them and try to understand them as human beings, I will not succeed in teaching them. One of the greatest things I have learned in this class […]Read more "Reimagined Classroom"