Yesterday in our EPS class we had a fabulous class discussion based on our text book Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice by Kevin Kumashiro. Below are some quotes from the books that I found intriguing or inspiring and have given me a lot to think about as the semester draws to an end and my internship approaches.
“It’s not only what we do, but what don’t do.”
“Education can be about escaping their own lives.”
“What students learn depends on their own unique lenses.”
“The classroom should be a neutral place, neither oppressive nor anti-oppressive.”
“Challenging oppression must also address the many ways we unintentionally teach.”