From the perspective of a Latinx, dual-language, special education, public school teacher, I explore and detail what an equitable and just education could look like in our future. I begin by envisioning a future that:
Values collaboration in teaching and learning
Allows for spaces of ongoing teacher learning where we teachers decide where we want to grow and how we want to learn.
Invests in our growth and development as educators.
Consists of a solid understanding that there is more expertise across communities than in any one person.
I continue by explaining that in order for this to be a reality, there will be much that we will need to leave behind and little we will take into the future with us. As a sort of call to action, we teachers will have to think critically about what is no longer serving our best interests and that of our students and families.
Malik, K. (2021). Taking Flight: Giving up the Things that Weigh me Down. Occasional Paper Series, 2021 (46). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2021/iss46/9
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