"I don't really know..
Show me what you are reading?
" Don't know much about history
Now, I don't claim to be an "A" student,
Purpose, inquiry, and personal investment is not required in state mandated reasoning.
I can't wait to talk with his teacher. We have some real possible learning hooks here. Personal purpose, inquiry, liberation, and revolution. The waters might be different, and I might not be the same man, but in many ways it's always about my generation...Not to throw us off track, but the "Who" knew this river as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN5zw04WxCc It's aways about my generation people.
Crossing generation borders is the teacher conversation stuff that makes great teachers. It's the genuine stuff teachers like to talk about. We don't need another Common Core PD workshop; we just need each other. I am going back armed with history of the 1968 Chicano student walkouts. If that doesn't work we'll keep going back until we find something that does. It's what teaching is all about. At least it was until curriculum became scripted, standards became benchmarks, and testing became everything. It's not her fault, but it is someones fault that a high school student had no history classes in middle school, and has no history class now. In my day, history mattered enough to be called history, and my high school history teacher use the 1968 Chicano student walk outs to inspired a walk in to learning for us. Can't wait to step back into that river.
If you like to listen to the tune I listened to on my walk this cold snow flake morning...its Sam Cooke's "wonderful World"