Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rethinking Thanksgiving

Some food for thought as you spend time in your SL placement this week... and perhaps helpful if you want to spark controversial dialogue at your family Thanksgiving table!!

This is a great article abut how to teach about Thanksgiving with social justice in mind. Rethinking Thanksgiving from Rethinking Schools.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Promising Practice Write Up

So great to see so many of you this morning! Hope you enjoyed the conference day!!

In the syllabus it explains that you have to attend some kind of social justice event this semester and write it up as an assignment on your blog (10% of your course grade). I know most of you attended the PP conference this morning. You need to create a blog post (due Th, Nov. 17 by midnight) that meets the following three criteria:

1) Describe the event(s) in detail. Teach the rest of us about what you learned at the session you attended, the Promising Partnership Expo, the Teen Empowerment plenary and the Youth Panel. Your post should be no fewer than 750 word but may be much longer if needed.

2) Make connections to three course readings and themes to help you analyze the events. What does this event have to do with everything we have been talking about in FNED 346?

3) Include pictures and links to at least three external web resources to help explain the meaning of this event.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Other SL Project Content Ideas

Some of you have interesting stories about rewards programs that you want to analyze in your projects. You could use Alfie Kohn to help you with that analysis. Check out this article or this one to use as a resource.

If you are interested in analyzing gender in your classroom, you can draw on our conversation the week of Nov. 1, including any of the articles you found online for your blogs. Also, check out any of the resources at AAUW.org (research).