Tchr888 is at New Mexico.
6 days ago
Don’t just repost. Here’s some food for thought.
For many members of the majority culture (i.e., those who identify as White) in the United States, being made aware of one’s classification as linked to privilege is likely not a common or welcomed experience. Indeed, many people have never been asked or required to reflect on their own privileged status, and in regards to racial identity, doing so might feel uncomfortable or even discordant with the common narrative regarding social and political changes over the years. (NASP, National Association of School Psychologist, Understanding Race and Privilege)
•So as you #speakup and repost, I challenge you to think about and reflect on what you are doing. Don’t just join the bandwagon. Reflect and think. As an educator, parent, and stakeholder, you have the power to impact and make a difference in your community! I encourage you to Swipe left and reflect on the following questions! Can you be honest with yourself, even if they make you uncomfortable? Be the change! 📸 @artbyannaalvarado #BIPOC #socialjustice #equality #racism #Tchr888 #latinateacher #latina #maestrasdeinstagram #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #duallanguageteacher #duallanguage @ New Mexico ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
#blacklivesmatter Instead of asking why? Why is does this continue to happen?
•It happens because we allow it! We joke around with our friends making racist jokes and dare to say, things like “I am not racist, But” or “I am not against....BUT”
•STOP WEARING A BLINDFOLD TO JUSTIFY #racism We give ourselves permission to hear it, but blindfold ourselves to ignore it!
•At the end of the day we all do it. As I read this bible verse, it made me think of all the times I have sat around, wearing a blindfold to ignore the conduct of racist jokes!!
•We are ALL responsible for our own #conduct and yes, add in , actions, choices, and behaviors.
•As the human race we ALL NEED to start taking responsibility. Especially when it comes to making FUN of or joking around about a race that is different from yours, because there my friend is where #racism begins!
•We justify racism, bullying, and rudeness by joking around and laughing not thinking about the long term effect.
•Think of children, if they see you joke around about something. Eventually they too begin to do it, followed by “I am just joking!”
•How many times have you joked around with your inner circle about race with children around. Then scold them when they do it, and we DARE SAY, “we don’t joke around like that?” 🤯
•I ask because joking desensitizes us when done over and over again; especially little ears.
•It makes us emotionally insensitive and callous because after all it’s just a joke. Not realizing that, that joke devalues the person, devalues the race, devalues the group of people. Making them inferior to us and making it easier to be racist without even thinking about it twice! It’s time to take action, self-reflect, and think about all the times you (we) have been desensitizing ourselves to the world around us. Especially #skincolor simply by devaluing it with a joke! I challenge you to take off your joking #blindfold and take responsibility for your conduct! I challenge you to see and unlearn your biases and racist points of view that are watered by jokes and thensome. Stop asking why, and take action! We harvest what we plant. ... See MoreSee Less
Tchr888 is in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2 weeks ago
I am excited to announce that I will be presenting in the 2020 Bilingual Educators Virtual Summit #BEVS in July!!
▫️Register now for free, here: bilingualeducatorsvirtualsummit.com/?ref=LauraB
▫️or register for the full “VIP ACCESS PASS” and access all the materials, videos, and presentations afterwards.
▫️I will be presenting on Bridging in the self-contained #duallanguage #classroom El Puente 🌎
▫️I can’t wait! Go check it out and register now!! @ Albuquerque, New Mexico ... See MoreSee Less
Tchr888 is at New Mexico.
2 weeks ago
Who else is #stoked about the new @crayola #colorsoftheworld crayons? I know I am, and this is why.
🤎 My skin color is a blessing that represents my culture, language, and heritage. Many times I’ve read and heard, “my skin color doesn’t define me!”
💛But I disagree, MY SKIN COLOR DOES DEFINE ME, and it’s a #blessing
🖤You see, the moment I denounce my skin color or stop referencing the color of my skin, I will physically conform to a majority that continually pushes cultural assimilation. Thus paving the road for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations down the road to forget their cultural identities, languages, and heritage.
🤍So thank you @crayola because for many, even though the color our skin is a blessing. Over time it has been cursed by the judgement of... stereotype of... prejudice of... and Racisms of... (many of us can fill in the dots)
❤️So, once again, #thankyou for fostering a sense of belonging, representation, and encouraging #diversity but most importantly allowing us, especially children to accurately represent themselves!❣️ #multicultural #colorsoftheworld #maestrabilingüe #tchr888
#crayola #teacher #maestrasdeinstagram @ New Mexico ... See MoreSee Less