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January 30, 2012

Building Classroom After Classroom of Freedom Fighters

by ashiat

January 30, 2012 marks my first official day as student teacher in a Providence middle school. Amidst the butterflies about how I’m going to get a bunch of twelve-year-olds on my side, this word called ‘stance’ also keeps floating around in my brain.

What’s my stance as a teacher? What do I believe are the really essential aspects of good education? How will I make these essential aspects accessible to students? Especially as a History teacher, what do I believe about all the buzz words that would turn a spark on in any education buff – truth, objectivity, facts? How will I walk that thin line between acknowledging my biases and teaching them?

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