We do it to our pre-k students now too.
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Afrofuturism is an emergent literary and cultural aesthetic that combines elements of science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, Afrocentricity, and magic realism with non-Western cosmologies in order to critique not only the present-day dilemmas of people of color, but also to revise, interrogate, and re-examine the historical events of the past.
Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. The aim was to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality.” Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.
Futurism (Italian: Futurismo) was an artistic and social movement that originated in Italy in the early 20th century. It emphasized and glorified themes associated with contemporary concepts of the future, including speed, technology, youth and violence, and objects such as the car, the aeroplane and the industrial city.
I love the intensity with which academics proclaim their devotion to knowledge and public education, yet restrict access to their research and scholarly work. Their income derives from public funds, yet they resist any attempt to overthrow the gatekeepers and let the public access the culmination of their work.
(via autisticweirdo)Source: asuperfluousman
The worst part about being a teacher is becoming extremely close with your students and then saying goodbye forever. I felt like strange people (their parents) were taking my kids away today. lol
Collage Art was probably the most diverse class I’ve had all summer.
Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Arabic—-most of my kids were bilingual or struggling to be. But we still dont require teachers to take another language in college. Right.
I’m so tired of this weak, “This is America, speak English” argument. These are hardworking parents and their children we are talking about here. They are Americans and even if they werent, they are still people!
America is a very diverse country. Maybe we should own up to it. But how can we encourage kids to learn another language when we are still struggling with illiteracy in our country? Maybe we aren’t the ones to judge.
The best part about being a teacher is being able to encourage kids not waste their youth. Give them confidence and knowledge. Let them know that they can do whatever they want with their lives. I’ll never forget all the teachers who did that for me. When you have a great teacher it just creates a community within your classroom. Kids become active learners on their own if given the right environment. A place where they feel safe, accepted and respected. It gives them a sense of responsibility and a motivation to improve. Learning can be the most exciting thing in the world or the longest amount of time that you’ve wasted during your youth. We only live once, I don’t think we should waste even one day of it being indifferent.