Maxine Green, author of “Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life,” discusses the necessity for all people to develop a critical consciousness and begin their journey to a moral life. Greene uses literary examples and detailed explanations to relay her thoughts and ideas to the audience. She underscores the importance for teachers to embark on the moral … Continue reading Learning Experience 4: Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life →
What is your greatest take away from this experience? My greatest take away is that I truly want to be an elementary school teacher. I loved spending time with the children and getting to know them. I have hopefully chosen the right field. What struck you or stayed with you today? I was struck by how … Continue reading Service – Questions and Answers 10 →
What are the strengths and limitations of virtual engagement? What surprises you? The strengths are that we are able to use various technological resources easily and the children are learning more about these techniques which they will most likely use later in life. The weaknesses are that we do not get to form as good … Continue reading Service Questions and Answers – 9 →
In his piece, The School- to – Prison Pipeline: A Critical Review of the Punitive Paradigm Shift, Christopher Mallett goes into depth about the disciplinary measures used in schools. He implements a variety of real-life examples, and detailed descriptions to emphasize the ideas and concepts discussed in his work. Mallett underscores what these discipline tactics … Continue reading Black Lives Matter and the School- to -Prison Pipeline – Current Connections 4 →
How are your life experiences similar and different from others’ in the situation? No one showed up today, but since the students are children, I differ because they are growing up in a new generation, specifically with the Covid-19 virus. We are the same because I was once a child and can relate to the … Continue reading Service – Questions and Answers 8 →
In Chapter two of Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality, Joel Spring goes in depth about the deculturalization of Native Americans and the role education played. He highlights this cultural destruction as the result of the strongly held belief that one culture holds superiority over another. Native Americans were forced to suffer physically and mentally … Continue reading Learning Experience – Deculturalization of Native Americans →
In what ways do you do well in this experience? What personal characteristics help you do well? What is difficult for you? I believe I do well reading to the children and communicating to them throughout our activities. I try to keep them engaged. My sociable and empathetic characteristics are what help me do so. … Continue reading Service – Questions and Answers 7 →
What are you noticing about yourself and others in this virtual experience? I noticed how much I enjoy interacting with children. I also noticed that the children do not interact very much with each other which is troublesome and may cause some social issues later on as a result of this online atmosphere. What struck … Continue reading Service Questions and Answers 6 →
In “The Banking Concept of Education,” Paulo Freire delves into this academic ideology and explores its effects. He uses detailed descriptions, as well as examples to provide evidence for his thoughts on the subject. Freire works to share why the banking concept of education is demeaning, unaccommodating, and overall disadvantageous, while also promoting the idea … Continue reading The Banking Concept of Education- Current Connections →
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