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Those three things — pedagogical skill, content knowledge, and social and cultural consciousness — are essential to being a transformative teacher. I didn’t have any of those skills in an advanced way, but I tried very hard to bring a sense of social and cultural consciousness to my classroom. Of the three, I think that might be the most elusive in teachers. In my mind, social and cultural consciousness means being able to deftly process systems of oppression and marginalization, having an inclusive and explicitly anti-racist anti-sexist, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia perspective, and an appreciation of the myriad ways anyone can be human. That’s a working definition for me at least. Then as a teacher being able to weave that consciousness into the fabric of the classroom, which across the country is increasingly made up of students of color on the wrong end of systems of oppression or vitriolic hate or bigotry or police brutality or Donald Trump rallies. Though for teachers of white students the skill is also essential in being able to critically interrogate systems of privilege, supremacy, and the notion of whiteness in relation to people of color with their students.
Just some thoughts after sitting in a few interviews for teachers at my school. I want to know you think so hit me on twitter or something.
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