teacher in training

Ask me anything   future 9-12 social studies teacher. undergrad in sociology and africana studies. my goal is to cultivate and nurture socially conscious students. I do not necessarily agree with the opinions or views that I post, but rather my posts should be viewed as potential classroom resources.

"It’s a survival thing. In America, we lose six queer kids a day to the street. That’s every four hours a queer kid dies, whether it be from freezing to death or getting the shit beat out of them or a drug overdose. This is our next real plague."
Rick Westbrook, founder of the LGBT shelter Lost-n-Found Youth, in The Foresaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families  (via humanrightswatch)

(Source: gregador, via humanrightswatch)

— 1 day ago with 1569 notes
#current event  #social justice  #quote  #lgbt  #homeless  #gay  #religion 
neil-gaiman:

youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.

neil-gaiman:

youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.

— 1 day ago with 71132 notes
#map  #africa  #important 

french:

me walking in school:

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me walking out of school:

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(via loving-her-was-blood-orange)

— 1 day ago with 152776 notes
#lol  #teaching 

micdotcom:

1,200 aboriginal Canadian women have gone missing over the past 30 years. Hashtag asks #AmINext?

On Aug. 17, Winnipeg police pulled the body of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine out of the Red River near Alexander Docks.

The scope of the tragedy prompted Holly Jarret of Hamilton, Ont. — cousin to Loretta Saunders, an indigenous woman who was murdered in February at age 26 — to launch the #AmINext hashtag earlier this month.

So, what’s being done about it? | Follow micdotcom

(via nobodys-pendeja)

— 3 days ago with 8191 notes
#canada  #current event 
"I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence."
Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

(via theobombastus)

— 4 days ago with 15656 notes
#quote  #classroom quote  #coretta scott king  #social justice  #injustice 
Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching →
— 5 days ago
#book to buy  #books to buy  #wishlist  #book wishlist  #crm  #cre  #want  #ah2 
Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968 →
— 5 days ago
#books to buy  #wishlist  #book wishlist  #book to buy  #cre  #crm  #ah2 
There's Infinitely More to Martin Luther King, Jr. Than 'I Have a Dream' →
— 5 days ago
#zinn  #zinn ed  #mlkj  #cre  #crm  #vietnam  #vietnam war  #ah2  #1960s 
missrmo:

writingprompts:

writingprompts:

449

This was today’s prompt in class. Students definitely got into it.

This is a great prompt to get the inside-scoop on the social environment between students. Love it! 

missrmo:

writingprompts:

writingprompts:

449

This was today’s prompt in class. Students definitely got into it.

This is a great prompt to get the inside-scoop on the social environment between students. Love it! 

— 5 days ago with 688 notes
#writing  #writing prompt  #prompt  #journal  #sociology 
humansofnewyork:

"What’s your biggest dream for your child?""We’ll let him dream for himself."
(New Delhi, India)

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your biggest dream for your child?"
"We’ll let him dream for himself."

(New Delhi, India)

(via reverseracism)

— 5 days ago with 18180 notes
#teaching  #quote  #hony  #inspiration  #motivation  #dream  #dreams  #dreaming  #parenting