In my humble opinion, these are very difficult times in education. As an educator, I must take the huge responsibility to maintain the course (of study) and trail blaze new territory. The next generation must be educated in preparation for jobs that don’t exist yet. However, take note that real world connections and effective communication are two skills that are necessary, period.
I know that you’ve heard this before, but unlike my generation or the previous generation who are still in the trenches, we cannot present content in a way that it was presented to us. An overhaul or the politically correct term in education would be reform is definitely needed.
I suppose I should get more involved with this side of activism outside the classroom. This way I am able to see that students get what is required to become “productive 21st century citizens.”
Do you model what is required to be a productive 21st century citizen? Like Malcolm X eloquently expressed, “if you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything.”
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King Jr.
Just like you, I’ve been watching on television hearing about the Occupy Wall Street protest movement. Honestly, I do not understand why those guys are demonstrating civil disobedience however this clip below of Chris Savvinidis makes it crystal clear about their message. And oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
In the light of the installation of our new President today and forth coming Black History Month, I felt the need to recognize those Black politicians that attempted do what Barak accomplished and continue to serve as role models for our youth.
Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005)
Jesse Jackson (1941-present)
Dr. Lenora Fulani (1950-present)
Alan Keyes (1950 – present)
Carol Moseley Braun (1947 – present)
Al Sharpton (1954 – present)
Congratulations, Mr. President. We are with you all the way!
Barak Obama (1961-present)
Here’s an unofficial Nas video on YouTube (caution on a few explicit lyrics) celebrating foreen victory at the polls and the inauguration of our 44th President.
One more video… I have to share this one with you! This guy is named Alphacat and is definitely certified funny. He is a shoe in for SNL! Enjoy!