Thanks-vember 26

26 Nov

What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for the chance to catch up with friends over grown-up beverages. I’m thankful for truffle fries and discussing school. I’m thankful for truffle fries and not discussing school.

I’m also thankful I am in school with a group of people who support each other. We might say something that is controversial. We might talk about touchy subjects. But we are a cohort – a group, and we value each other.


4 Responses to “Thanks-vember 26”

  1. ponderinged November 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I couldn’t agree more. Having a safe environment to speak freely and encourage us all to go beyond the norms we know and stretch ourselves to become something more is a rare occurence that we should all appreicate. Growing as a collective professional group will provide a support group we will all be thankful for, for years to come.

  2. teacherpostscript November 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I think I’ll write a blog about that. Putting one person on the spot for a comment made on the fly doesn’t support classroom community from where I was sitting.

    • teacherbecoming2013 November 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      I was trying to find the positive outcome from the uncomfortable situation… I don’t think it was well handled, at all. But I do think we are lucky to have 26 supportive and understanding people in our cohort.

      • teacherpostscript November 27, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

        Remember the week before we watched that video where a little girl said the Native American’s dance was “weird?” The teacher didn’t say “So and so said that the dance was weird.” She brought it up way more tactfully.
        What if just the clown video was shown and we had a discussion on racism based on that? Same objective hit, but without putting anyone on the spot.
        My carpool group did conclude on the way home that we are becoming all really good friends, especially considering we don’t get to see our outside-the-cohort-friends. So I guess sometimes we’re going to be like a family in that we’re going to say things that offend people. Maybe next time it will be handled better!

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