Class 4

EDUC 201 - Jadyn

Please sit with your group today!


  1. Sign In
  2. Midterm Question Retool
  3. Readings for Next Week
  4. Presentations!
  5. Bree Newsome - awesome person, go see her next week!

Midterm Question

Congrats on being the deepest group! However...

  1. 8 didn't submit (star by name on sign-in)
  2. A few were very basic/too broad ("What makes a good young teacher?")
  3. Strongest ones I shared with my team:

Courtney A: One common theme seen throughout all of the readings is “adaptation.” What are these reading saying about the importance of being able to adapt to different situations, and how can you show adaptation in your teaching?

Brianna: As a teacher, how can you create a classroom environment where all students feel equal to one another? If one student feels inferior or superior to others, how could you balance out those inequalities? A main topic of many readings has been making students feel cared for and creating a positive classroom environment. In what specific ways would you show that you were passionate about giving your students a good education and that you genuinely cared about him or her?

Yari: A significant idea shared between the readings so far in the semester has been inclusivity and remaining unbiased in the classroom. As a future educator, how do you plan to encourage diversity and understanding during your years of new, and familiar, faces?

Ariel: Does the education system still discriminate against race? How? In what ways, as a future educator, can one assure that one day everyone in the United States will be treated equal and be given an equal opportunity for an education?

(This one is very far reaching, but we could word it/tool it so that it says something about their work in the classroom helping to achieve this…?)

This week, work in groups to retool your questions so we all have a meaningful, in-depth pool to work from:

Midterm Question Retool

Ideas to keep in mind:

  • The midterm will be tackled as a GROUP (so, 4000 words between all 5-6 of you!)
  • Write well-rounded questions.
  • Give groups plenty of chance to divide and conquer.
  • Allow for writers to reflect.
  • Allow for writers to develop a strong sense of self.
  • How do we educate ourselves to begin to address our challenges?
  • Open your mind to possibilities.
  • We have to understand who we are, and what we want to become.
  • There's a reason you're doing all these readings. Refer to them!

The Midterm will open Monday, October 17th at 12:01am and close Sunday, October 23rd at 11:59pm.

Choose readings for next week:

  1. Forum (Gender)
  2. Fordham: "Those Loud Black Girls": (Black) Women, Silence, and Gender "Passing" in the Academy
  3. Thorne: Gender, How and Why
  4. "Understanding Gender" and also choose one more article from this blog to discuss
  5. Becoming Me (video)

Everyone: watch the "Becoming Me" video and read the Understanding Gender article

  • Group 5: Becoming Me
  • Group 1: Understanding Gender
  • Group 3: Forum
  • Group 2: Gender, How, And Why
  • Group 4: Fordham


Group 4

iUnite Week Keynote | Tearing Hatred from the Sky: A Discussion with Bree Newsome

Tuesday, Sep. 20th, 7-9pm

Illini Union

iUnite Week 2016 Keynote

Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of the individual to make change, Bree Newsome established herself as a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world when she tore down the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina statehouse in 2015, in the name of social justice and equality. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Newsome seamlessly blends her artistic talents with her passionate activism, educating and inspiring audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact January Boten at by September 13, 2016.

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