Friday, June 28, 2013

What Teachers Make

I was browsing Tumblr today and came across this video on my dashboard. It's a poem by Taylor Mali, and he talks about what he, as a teacher, makes his students do. He touches on how teachers are often looked down upon in our society, how our society perceives teachers to be less intelligent or hardworking than people in other professions. It's a brilliant poem, and everyone in EDM310 needs to hear it.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Hidden Meanings in Kid's Movies

I realize this video doesn't really relate to what we learn in EDM310, but as adults, and even as future teachers, I think it's part of our duty to teach children to respect people of all genders, nationalities, and sexualities! Our society still doesn't respect certain people, and there are often no good role models for anyone who isn't a white male. This video kind of talks about how media should offer good role models for everyone and teach our children to treat others with the respect they deserve, no matter their race, sex, gender, or sexuality. Feel free to leave a comment below!