Today has been an eye opening day in the social media world and I am ashamed that I have taken part in some of the negative aspects of it.
Today I am thankful for my multicultural literacy class last semester with Fawn Groves, an amazing black and lesbian woman who truly opened my eyes to the ongoing injustice in today's world. I was woken up from my white world thinking we are all being treated equally. I was made a better teacher by coming to terms with the harsh facts. These facts shook my world. However, the shake turned my skewed perspective into a straight and narrow one. I will try everything I can to honor Martin Luther King's legacy in my classroom by always being mindful of the hidden curriculum I present. Is every race demonstrated in the pictures on my powerpoint presentations? Is my language unassuming? Will my students learn about people that changed history other than the ones we are used to learning? Absolutely. Though it may be small, it could mean the difference between intolerance, what I have seen on social media today, and love.
Hey! My name is Riley Jo. I have been living off Dr. pepper and a prayer since 1991. My life motto is one that Joey Gladstone taught me on Full House... make fun of yourself before anyone else has a chance to do it first! That's my goal here. Thanks for stopping by!