Rose Couture

Aspiring teacher. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward

Reading 3: Q/A

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“What can I do when a student makes a racist or sexist remark?”

Rita Tenorio says that teachers should not ignore or put under the rug those comments because of the message it will send the children, “I’m ignoring the situation, therefore it is okay”.  The teacher needs to look at who made the remark and why, stand up for the person or the group that got insulted and have them speak out how they felt when they heard that remark, and then discuss with the classroom how it made them feel to hear that. These “problems” are not really problems when we are using them to educate children about racial and social justice.

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