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So as many know, me and @Tolerance_org Social Justice Standards = 😍. Love how framework works as a foundation & guide for any unit of study, grades K-12.

Ex. Here are essential ?s based on the standards on a unit of study on the idea of HOME.


#TheEdCollabGathering #7
In #AmericanLit, we can explore the idea of HOME throughout the entire year β€” and #DisruptTexts β€” starting w/Native and indigenous literatures. #TheEDCollabGathering #7
Some related questions to explore: How have First Nations people defined home? How is home tied to land and language and culture? #TheEdCollabGathering #7 #DisruptTexts
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Coming up in #AmericanLit this week as we apply @Tolerance_org Social Justice Standards of Identity and Diversity. #room290 πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Ss will study a variety of @thisibelieveinc #mentortexts before writing their own. As we read, we continue the small, daily, self-reflective writing.

This #writersnotebook work means that Ss will already have a rich source of material ready when they start composing.

After considering their own beliefs, and the stories that inform those beliefs, Ss will watch the documentary American Creed.

Using some of @facinghistory @writingproject supplemental materials, Ss will look at the beliefs & stories that make up America & Americans.
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Yesterday during an in-service meeting, I love that we were asked to reflect on the following questions:

1) Why do you teach?
2) How do you teach?
3) What do you teach?
4) Goal for this year

My responses:
Why do I teach?

Short answer: My parents. All my life, I had a deep respect for education and it’s importance (note: not grades, but education). My parents taught me that education is power.

And I still believe that education is our most powerful tool for social change.
How do I teach?

With authenticity: I try to be as authentic as possible and I invite Ss to bring their full selves into the room as well. Every lesson, I plan through the lens of authenticity: Is this something relevant to Ss? Is this what reading/writing look like in the world?
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Looking for your favorite visuals, charts, infographics that answer the question (in any way): What is America? Who are Americans? What does it mean to be American? and any related questions. Building a #DisruptTexts unit for #AmericanLit! ✊🏽
And just found this resource!…
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