I’m not going to explain the picture here, just know that it does somehow relate to the learning I’ve done this week in the Deeper Learning MOOC. As I was working on the Storify below, I made connections between deeper learning, students who are marginalized, multicultural education and the importance of teachers knowing their students.
The readings and activities this week have reinforced the idea that knowing a student well is often the key to a successful student/teacher relationship. Teachers who enter the classroom from the dominant culture (i.e. white, male, heterosexual, middle class, native English speaker, etc.) need to connect with teachers from other cultures who understand the viewpoint and cultural experiences of their students. I think technology such as Twitter and Google+ can be helpful in connecting teachers from different cultures. I hope to explore this further as I build my Professional Learning Network. Here is my Storify with some artifacts of my learning this week.
cc image by Marcus Qwertyus