I am learning and growing so much in this book club! Join if you haven’t already! Thank you @britthawthorne
for discussing and challenging and creating space for conversation.
I NOTICE how systems are in place on a level deeper than many realize. The definition of racism presented here feels clearer to me, and it helped to give the definition of prejudice next to it. I’ve had issues separating the two definitions because of people stating that prejudice is within the definition of recision in the dictionary. However, this chapter really helped set a strong groundwork for the definition of racism opposed to prejudice. —---
I AM AFFIRMED by the amount of resources, support, and community that has been built around this book and the discussion we have had. I feel the support and comfort of space to ask questions, listen and learn together with amazing educators. Within the book, I am affirmed by the words to use and the change of vocabulary in our day to to day life. I’ve also been able to step back because of the book and question aspects of our society even more.
I WAS CHALLENGED by the complexity of identity for me and this actually goes back to an activity we did at the Reading Summit with Sara K. Ahmed where we built on our understanding of identity and then did a quick write of things we identify with. I find this challenging because I am still struggling to find how I can help my students with their identity in a world filled with negative actions and thoughts to their identity. I am challenged by the new information as well as all of Part II because it gives me so much to digest and understand as I create/lay out my curriculum centered on social justice.
I AM QUESTIONING on how to begin to build affirmations in my classroom with my fifth graders. Being aware of child development is crucial because as @britthawthorne
and others have posted, it is never too young to discuss race. I want to build around identity with my students so they not only know their own worth in their identity and assurance that they can reach high standards as discussed on page 161.
#learningandgrowing #socialjustice #identity