Title: Teaching Others / Teaching Self: My life as a teacher.
The girl in class.
Why choose this story to begin? What it shows about the decisions I make and the methods I employ as a teacher.
effects on them, effects on me
Where did I learn all this stuff. What were the influences.
Significant Points and Surrounding Contexts
Social – the “times” and their effect
Pedagogical – where I learned about teaching
Personal – baggage I brought to the task
Positioning – privileged white male
2. Early programming.
Pictures in the red book.
Miss Kendrick’s fourth grade.
The migrant kids.
High School earth science.
Lots of activities.
Throwing up student council experiences.
TV and the Bus Boycott
Going to college. Boxed in. No choices.
Time of threat.
Growing up in the cold war.
Intellectual growth: the truth of multiple perspectives.
What comes after?
The inevitability of fighting or alternative service after graduation.
The rejection, the bounce, UTPP.
4. Learning to Teach: teaching as a social justice mission
What’s good money?
Marching in Montgomery.
5. The Move To Vermont
Cleveland or Burlington: was this a choice
What informed me then.
The Standards Board
political games in the name of equity
Standards and Curriculum
Barnes: the decision
7. Complex Instruction
working with dottie
status – focus where it should be
emphasis on the “all”
the girl in class
empowering my students, empowering me.
8. Epilogue – Uncovering my hidden curriculum
gender and race
what I’ve come to know
the me others say I am
the me I say I am
keeping on, with ever larger senses
contact, relationship, growing through others