There was this professor who made me read a ton of stuff on kids!
Was there anything interesting about what you read? Any questions or things you disagreed on?
Actually, while reading chapter one something caught my attention. It spoke about having books that relate to the children culturally. I agree that practicing cultural literacy can aide in students connecting to the lessons and building stronger relationships, supporting their academic growth
I wonder if I'll find a book about my culture today?
Honestly, my only thoughts were about title one schools. How can we support cultural literacy and request books that reflect different cultures when there is hardly any funding for the basics?
Well, that sounds interesting. Did you have any questions about chapter one?
Were any of the research you read based off of relationships between the teacher and the children? This seems important to have.
According to Luis C. Moll, it surprised me to learn that teachers were told to get to know students on a deeper level. Guess we can't just know them academically?
Strategic connections and gaining the "Funds of knowledge" from the families allows teachers to bridge the gap between the classroom experience and what they experience at home. I learned that perfecting this practice allows for a more "cultural sensitive curriculum". Learning from your students and building stronger relationships can open academic doorways for all!
What you're saying is that teachers not only instruct but have to research their students and their families?
Certainly! What better way of getting to the core of your students than to learn about their home life. My only question is, how are teachers suppose to apply that much work in our students when so much is placed on us daily? Who has the time for this?