A1) at a Catholic School (like mine), social justice is intertwined with all our curriculum. It's important to give students ways to effectively fight for the marginalized and think of the greater good.
A1: depends; schools can be one of our greatest instruments of social justice or unjustified hierarchies. It all depends on the professionals inside - it’s the students first avenue to society as a whole #ohedchat
A:1- I believe schools are raising young members in society to think critically about social issues and how to support their opinions. I think schools have a major impact on social justice. #osussmce
A1: School & social justice should reflect each other. The purpose of school should be to prepare young people to function well in society, so justice in both school and socially should mirror each other #ohedchat
A1: as state we can learn and help right social injustices we see in the world. But our system must evolve so that equity is built for our marginalized populations who are feeling the burden of social injustice.
a2: I believe that social issues should be brought into the classroom so that students have a safe place to share views and grow from others perspectives. I believe that it must be done in a manner and an environment that is built on respect, boundaries, & expectations.
Some schools. The HS I attended was a bubble. VAST majority white, middle-class, protestant, 2 parent homes: both with jobs & health insurance. It is no longer quite that homogenous, but it was a culture shock to teach 20 minutes down the road when I graduated college. #ohedchat
Chris from Columbus joining late!
A1: Advocacy! School is our opportunity to live out our social justice convictions each day. Public education can be the catalyst to a just society for every child. #ohedchat
#ohedchat A2: bringing cultural issues in via either PBL or via real world options for projects are a great way to bring those cultural issues into the classroom. Again, in an effort to create global citizens, its important to recognize different cultural issues
A2: in the humanities at least cultural issues are one of the core parts of a full education. They are, and always will be, a human issue and so can’t be ignored - we have to treach about them and address them head on. #ohedchat
A2: Bringing up cultural issues plays a large role in how we teach. We are a diverse country and are becoming moreso as years go on, by raising students who understand, accept, and appreciate this diversity we are preparing them for a brighter future. #ohedchat
A2: social issues should be at the forefront of class if the goal is educating good citizens, but often standards seem to get in the way. One of the trickiest parts of a very tricky job is finding a way to join the two on a regular basis #ohedchat
A 2: I think the classroom is the best place to discuss different cultures and learn that different is not bad. It is a safe space to break down those stereotypes and create a earning for children to accept all people. #osussmce
A2: Cultural issues should be used as a springboard to make connections with content. For example, my BioMed class had a great conversation recently about the opioid crisis & its effect on health care providers. #ohedchat
A2) I hate the term "colorblind". We should recognize cultural differences and celebrate strengths! Every culture has something to offer another...I love that my Spanish teacher includes "culture" as a major portion of her classes. From salsa dancing to ceviche!
a3: good teachers quit because of the lack of support, lack of respect,better opportunities, etc. Education comes with many pitfalls and w/o the right supports it is easy to see turnover especially early in newer teachers careers. #ohedchat
Good point. Every district seems to be growing in diversity in comparison to years gone by, and my school was not that unlike yours. If the social justice curriculum would have been more than a few poems then, I would have been a much better prepared citizen #ohedchat
A3: I think this is a kind of a tragedy that faces students and teachers alike: the tragedy of low expectations. Good teachers quit and good students drop out because the world is expected of them, yet there are so many who don’t believe they can deliver #ohedchat
A 3: It is the demands put on teachers. Our jobs depend 50% on students doing well on a state test and 50% by what our principals think were doing. Plus all the paperwork and the strict standards. #osussmce
A3: there are so many reasons; lack of support, financial hardship, the intensity of the job. Teaching is the most rewarding yet unrewarding professions, it can be difficult to maintain the passion that existed once it all started #ohedchat
A3) I quit public education because of the high stakes testing. Parochial school has been my saving grace as an educator. It is exhausting to try to attain unrealistic goals that are moving targets that don't 👏 make 👏kids 👏better👏 thinkers👏
A3: Some reasons why I’ve seen good teachers quit:
They are under-resourced to serve their students and requests go unheard, there’s a lack clarity from their administrators/ school staff, or they don’t have a mentor reminding them they’re making a difference. #ohedchat
a4: education feels institutionalized such as you must learn this to pass this test to prove you know that.
Learning feels exploratory and hands on. I imagine of my 6 year old daughter and the way she loves to learn. Questions and hands on exploration.
A2: Wow! Just had a mtg about this topic this AM! Ss respond differently. Just like Introverts are different than Extroverts...each culture has its differences. We can celebrate the differences which may help bring us together as a community. #ohedchat
A4: That’s interesting I’ve always felt the opposite, learning to me is transient and even temporary, something we do passively- education is a process of growth, and it can’t be done alone. In other words, we learn to “do” something but are educated to “be” something #ohedchat
A4: Education is done *to* a person. Learning is what a person does for themselves. How many times have we heard of students being "educated" for 12 years yet they have not LEARNED critical information/skills for college or life? #ohedchat
A 4: learning is an experience. It is a lifelong journey.
Education are the skills the government says we need. Raising texting scores so we can compete with countrie like the Netherlands and Japan. #osussmce
A4: Just the overall conotation of those words is telling! To me, learning sounds more fluid and long lasting where the word education reminds me of a strict list of requirements that need to be met before you can move on to the next step, almost like it is a chore. #ohedchat
A4 learning seems to involve life lessons & is more holistic than education. It seems to be analogous to levels on Maslow's levels; with education representing lower levels & learning higher up on the hierarchy. #OhEdChat
A3: Being an Educator is a Vocation. Its very hard; the testing, the data, the building administration, the Pps, there are many demands on Tts. Making a difference w/Ss & I think when you don’t feel your making a difference anymore...#ohedchat
A5: All actions are local - the impact is global. As long as we are having a profound and meaningful impact on our students then the influence can reverberate. Ultimately it’s about quality, not scope. #OHedchat
A5 Acting locally allows our Ss to see their impact in their own backyard. Teaching globally is tantamount to giving our Ss a vision to learn, experience & respect what they don't know. We must teach both perspectives synergistically for Ss to truly benefit #OhEdChat
A5) At my school: Water walk- helping raise money for people who/o access to clean water. Fill rice bags for the hungry in Africa. Local soup kitchen monthly. We bring awareness of global issues and then a way we can locally come together to help!! #weservewesoar#OhEdChat
A6) This may be unpopular, but CCP has become a money grab by higher ed. My students take CCP because it's "easier" than our classes. Higher ed less likely to differentiate, use technology, relate to real life. I'd put my money on secondary educators any day.
A6: this may not answer the question exactly, but what they SHOULD NOT do is reduce expectations because of chronically underprepared students. Instead, outreach and cooperation between HS admins and college must happen more frequently #ohedchat
A 6: I think colleges could help send more resources on what it takes for students to be successful in college and how to apply for college. I think high schools should have classes focused on personal finances and study habits. #osussmce
Q6: I’ve seen a few examples of where high school Eng teachers get together w/college faculty and talk about writing expectations, and actually look at student work to reach shared understanding of what quality looks like. Both groups emerge with a better understanding. #ohedchat
A1: I believe that “school” obligation is to teach Ss to think critically, so they are able to formulate and articulate educated opinions and platforms regarding social justice issues, rather than jumping on bandwagons or succumbing to perceived peer or authority stance #OhEdChat