Friday, May 09, 2014

Redifining Teachers' voice

This is a MUST WATCH for all teachers and is dedicated to them.
"How can we us teachers and educators in general use our voices to elevate the profession?"
José Luis Vilson is a math educator, blogger, speaker, and activist in New York City, NY (read more about him in previous post). His blog has insightful essays on education, race, and politics through the eyes of a middle-school math teacher.
"I would never let anyone take my voice away from me as long as I knew that students issues come in front of adults issues"

"..Who gets weaker? The king or the teacher. It’s not about a salary it’s all about reality. Teachers teach and do the world good kings just rule and most are never understood..."

-- KRS-One, “My Philosophy”
Teachers push us to think critically whereas rulers push men and women to concede to their demands. That’s why it’s not about a salary, and it’s all about reality. The idea of poor righteous teachers doesn’t mean that we’re settling for less; it means that our pedagogy is inclusive of all who desperately need their voices elevated. That means you -- view José's blog post

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