Posts tagged schoolstour
James, Middle School Science Teacher, Father of 2, UT

The whole system is designed towards certain kids. I think about my own experience in going to school—there were hardly any kids that had an ethnicity that was from a Spanish-speaking, or African-American background. I remember some kids, but very few. I didn’t think about it at the time, but not as an adult I think, “How did they survive? How did they come out of that? Did they come out on top?”

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Sydney, Ph.D., Science Teacher, UT

Based on the other teachers I know in other schools, they aren’t given the freedom to try things and fail. Some of my better lessons come from a crappy one before. Principals and admin elsewhere think they know best, and try to tell teachers in what order content should be taught, and what experiences are acceptable or not acceptable - they don’t let teachers experiment and see works and what doesn’t.

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Matthew, Assistant Principal / AP Physics Teacher, Father, UT

Our slogan at SLCSE is “change reality” and it came from Anthony. His senior year, Mr. Madden, the principal at the time, was in talking to that class – I think they were seniors – talking about post-graduation options.  And Anthony made the comment, “you know we aren’t all going to graduate.  We aren’t all going to make it – that’s just the reality of it.” And Mr. Madden said “well, then let’s change reality.”  It kind of stuck.

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