Current Connection 10/12/20

The article for this week was written by Maxine Greene and is titled, “Wide-Awakeness and the Moral Life”. She discusses in depth of how teachers need to be wide-awake when in their classrooms and how morals are brought into the classroom and how teachers are supposed to deal with those things. Wide-awakeness is described inContinue reading “Current Connection 10/12/20”

Learning Experience 11/17

The assigned reading for this week was from an article in The Atlantic titled “How School Choice Turns Education into a Commodity by Jason Blakely. This article dives into the controversial topic of neoliberalism and its ideas that are playing a role in the education system. A definition of neoliberalism is that it encompasses theContinue reading “Learning Experience 11/17”

Current Connection 11/5/20

The article this week was written by Elizabeth Meyer, and she discussed Queer Theory. Queer theory can be defined as “seeking to explode rigid normalizing categories into possibilities that exists beyond the binaries of man/woman, masculine/feminine, student/teacher, and gay/straight” . She got into depth about many topics surrounding the word “queer” and how many teachers inContinue reading “Current Connection 11/5/20”

Learning Experience 10/20

The assigned reading for this learning experience was written by Paolo Freire and it focused on the banking system of education. The banking system of education can be described as when the teacher is seen as a “dictator” over the classroom that does not allow their students any say in the class. It is saidContinue reading “Learning Experience 10/20”

Service Weeks 4 &5

I was not able to attend service during the 4th week because I had a midterm during the same time service went. So I combined this with the service reflection from week 5 to save some space. Today during week 5 in service, I was able to meet TJ who is one of the membersContinue reading “Service Weeks 4 &5”

Current Connection 10/8/20

The article of this week was by Joel Spring and he discussed the many ways Native Americans were facing deculturalization when people starting discovering the Americas and moving around the country. Something that was emphasized in the article was how there was so much “Americanizing” of these native people. They were being forced out ofContinue reading “Current Connection 10/8/20”

Learning Experience 9/22

This reading by Janak was centered around the progressive era and its effects on the education field. It went into great detail on many things such as administration, child-centered theories, the social aspects of school, social reconstructionism, and more. The reading is developed into these different topics and it includes different people who influenced eachContinue reading “Learning Experience 9/22”

Blog Post 1

Hi everyone! My name is Abigail Fletcher, but I go by Abby. My preferred pronouns are she/her. I am from Syracuse, New York which is about 5 hours from JCU. I would love to teach at the 2nd or 3rd grade level and I do not have a preferred subject. I’d love to teach themContinue reading “Blog Post 1”


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