This week’s teach-in at #SoJustEdu describes an education system in crisis.
This sense of crisis is the result of a system, which clings to a 19-century pedagogy that does demonstrable harm to the neural development of students, especially young learners. Furthermore our US education system has been credibly referred to as “a hotbed of racial injustice.” Schools are critically under-resourced, and teachers are traumatized, along with their students. Against this backdrop of groaning need, #SaturdaySchool brings a host of resources for bringing social justice into the classroom. It is possible to transform our schools, and contributors have identified hundreds of resources to empower educators to improve our present condition by facing our history with integrity. Photographs, podcasts and social media are just a few of the suggestions for actively engaging with students on social justice issues. For more, see the companion Pinterest board at #SoJustEdu Social Justice and Education. Review tweets curated at Wakelet. Like, share and an add your own comments at the hashtag.
“What is #SaturdaySchool? A social justice teach-in hosted by college profs, no tuition required” @WashingtonPost