Dorothy Dandridge made history with her role as Carmen in the movie Carmen Jones (1954). It wasn’t just one of the best roles offered to a black actress at the time, it also made Dandridge the first African American nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954.
I teach introductory astronomy on the Solar System. I ask my students a decent amount of questions. Some of them are easy, and I urge them to look up the answer on their laptops or phones. Others are more difficult. An example from today, after one of my students correctly said that gravity causes…
Wow, you and your approach toward teaching sounds wonderful. I wish I was a student in your class. I would need to be provided only once to your invitation of not to be afraid to say “I don’t know.” I would take that and run with it, excited that someone is eager to teach me to find out and the possibility that there IS no answer and that’s ok. We don’t need to have the answer to everything. I have repeated this very philosophy to my daughter and she has responded positively. Thank you for sharing this.
Sometimes when I look at the #education hashtag on Tumblr or all the tags on Twitter or the amazing blogs of teachers, I get overwhelmed. I feel like I don’t measure up.
I do a ton in the classroom and do a lot but sometimes it all OVERWHELMS ME.
Which brings up an important point. Social media…
Yes, yes, yes! I feel exactly the same.
WHEN I FIND OUT THEY’RE AN ESL STUDENT:
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