So, Here We Are

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Hi, my name is Bailey. Here are some things you should know about me before we begin this ongoing conversation together:

  1. I am an Integrated Educational Studies major, and I am double minoring in Language and Literacy, and Leadership Studies
  2. I aspire to be a teacher after college and know my job will introduce me to a diverse group of students, so why not start to learn about diversity now?

From this experience, I expect to learn more about people. This is broad, but it is true. As a future educator, it is important for me to see the world from different perspectives. Hopefully, I will become a better-rounded person who can positively affect my future students. My goal is to be the cool elementary school teacher that everyone loves and wants to keep in contact with once they go to college. Maybe one student will want to become a teacher, just like me. I’m sure many of you have had this feeling at one point as well. Also, I know my writing isn’t always that great, so hopefully writing this blog will help.

What would I like to work on/ with?

Writing: 

  1. Work and write in a blog format to reach a large audience of teachers.
  2. Allow my personal voice to come through in my writing. This will help when I send emails to parents, teachers, or my principal.

Content:

  1. Learn about diverse cultures that I may not have known much about before.
  2. Discover how I am the same as those who I thought were different.
  3. Learn to look at everything from a different perspective, because nothing is ever only black and white.

I find it important to know ones identity before we teach about someone else’s identity. How can we encourage others to be themselves when we may not even know who we truly are? In order for you know where I am coming from, you should also know who I am. So, I identify myself as:

  1. White
  2. Female
  3. Christian
  4. Young
  5. Daughter, sister, and friend

There it is. This is me, my intentions, and my hopes for this blog.

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2 thoughts on “So, Here We Are

  1. I like your blog title. “Seeking” seems an apt word for the challenge of becoming “Boundless.” I applaud your intentions.

    I appreciate your honesty about class timing. That reason for choosing this class made me laugh. Hopefully you’re awake by 11. Is this working out for you?

    Do you have in your life “the cool elementary school teacher that everyone loves and wants to keep in contact with once they go to college?” It’s heartening to me to learn about the dedication and commitment of the upcoming generation of students. Go IES Majors!

    To your list:
    What would I like to work on/ with?
    Working and writing in a blog format: Well you’ll get lots of practice with this. Do you follow any teachers’ blogs? You might look for some to use as models, especially if you’re thinking about keeping up a blog persona in your teaching career.

    Allowing my personal voice to come through in my writing: Ummmm, you’re already doing it. Can you tell?

    Write about diverse cultures that I may not have known much about before: Our Project #2 will give you this opportunity, and then you may develop this further for the final project. Did Alcoff’s reading cause you to (re)consider that word “about?” How do you give voice to the voiceless with respect and authenticity?

    Discover how I am the same as those who I thought were different: Wow. Let me know how that goes and help me learn from you. How will you approach this desire?

    Learn to look at everything from a different perspective, because nothing is ever only black and white: True that. Did our in-class exercise on Wednesday, especially your viewing of “Different Day” give a few steps in the direction of that goal?

    I look forward to learning from you as I follow along with your blog.

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