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Shasta commented on Beyond the Uniform

Spending time this morning watching the video that you shared.  Would love to start a Google Doc and get some ideas on paper :)

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Shasta commented on Celebrating the Uniqueness of Students

Brett,
Thank you so much for the feedback.  I've done this with kids for about 10 years and depending on where they are with their transparency I get a variety of responses.  I did this with my 5th graders last as a classroom teacher and the two examples I just added show some of the transparency.  Some students share the details of their family dynamics, such as the section that says, "a loving mother and a dad married to someone else, a brother I haven't seen since I was 4," while others share what happens in their homes.  The work really gives me a starting point for a conversation with my students.  The older the students, the heavier and deeper the details become.  This year, I'm in a different role and I haven't had the opportunity just yet to create the work with my middle school students.  I'm using Rhythm and Resistance by Linda Christiensen and Dyan Watson to begin facilitating the implementation of student voice through poetry into our middle school classrooms.  Hopefully, I'll have more to share as the year progresses.