Tomorrow…

"Teaching is not filling up a pail, it is lighting a fire." –William Butler Yeats After watching the Ann Morgan's "My year reading a book from every country in the world", reading texts, and creating blog posts for my "Writing Diverse Cultures" course at  Chapman University, I have made 5 goals to keep myself accountable with … Continue reading Tomorrow…

Blog Post #7

  Throughout this semester, I have learned that I can be a writer of diverse cultures and how important that is as a human living in 2017. I learned how to accomplish this through the readings from the course. The text that impacted me the most was Alcoff's The Problem of Speaking for Others. I … Continue reading Blog Post #7

My Definitions of Diverse Cultures and What that means As an Educator

I think "Diverse Cultures" are groups of people who are part of a particular culture based on the similarities they share. These different cultures share similar characteristics, values, or beliefs. People can identify with belonging to one culture or several cultures. People may also not identify with a culture, but are still perceived by others … Continue reading My Definitions of Diverse Cultures and What that means As an Educator

“The Problem of Speaking for Others”-The Article every Educator should Read

Alcoff's The Problem of Speaking for Others, argues the issue of people speaking on behalf of others instead of letting them tell their own stories. I suggest educators read this article to help them make informed decisions about the texts they have their students read. Below, I highlight some of the main ideas from the article with … Continue reading “The Problem of Speaking for Others”-The Article every Educator should Read

“What We Read The Literary Canon and Curriculum after the Culture Wars”: Why You Should Not just Teach the Texts YOU Read in School

“The literary texts most widely read today are those read in schools, and teachers are likely to teach texts that were valued when they were students.” (125)  This concept matters greatly to me because I am an aspiring educator. I believe it is an issue that teachers are continuing to teach the literature they were … Continue reading “What We Read The Literary Canon and Curriculum after the Culture Wars”: Why You Should Not just Teach the Texts YOU Read in School

Dear Common Core Standards Validation Committee…

Dear Common Core Standards Validation Committee, I am writing to you to discuss the efficiency of the implementation of standards for the AP Literature exam. After reading Common Core State Standards ELA-Literacy 11-12.1-11-12.10, I actually do not have an issue with the standards themselves. I believe that the standards are fair in what they ask … Continue reading Dear Common Core Standards Validation Committee…

Literacy Narrative of First Generation College Student: Understanding the Diversity of Your Students as an Educator

“…the issue of literacy and power does not begin and end with the process of learning how to read and write critically…to be able to name one’s experience is part of what it meant to ‘read’ the world and to begin to understand the political nature of the limits and possibilities that make up the … Continue reading Literacy Narrative of First Generation College Student: Understanding the Diversity of Your Students as an Educator

Am I Integrating Enough Diverse Texts in my Curriculum? Taking a Critical Lens to the California History Curriculum…

My audience is anyone who has done some digging into their family history or done a DNA test, only to be completely shocked by the results. This is for the person who has thought, "Why is it that my ancestor's stories have been silenced or lost over time?" or questioned, "What aspect of society has caused these … Continue reading Am I Integrating Enough Diverse Texts in my Curriculum? Taking a Critical Lens to the California History Curriculum…