After news of NYC schools chancellor Carmen Fariña’s resignation reached my classroom, I joked around that I would pull myself out of the running post-haste. If I posited my candidacy as an outsider looking in, I’d say that I was an energetic candidate who could bring classroom perspectives to a position in need of grounding. I might have some ideas, but I would need more experience in other schools and / or more observations of different schools under my belt before assuming the appointment.
Alejandro is six years old today. Teaching up to that point felt like an exercise in organizing students who were mine, but not mine. I had each of them in 90-minute segments with 29 other kids to keep an eye on. Though I cared for them, I used words like “daughters” and “sons” too loosely. Part of it came from the way I felt so invested in them. Another part of it was my students’ insistence on treating me like a surrogate father.
You knew I had to zoom in on one section of the super-musical and my personal soundtrack of the year Hamilton: An American Musical. For those unfamiliar, the character Alexander Hamilton – first played by Lin-Manuel Miranda – has a debate with the character George Washington – first played by Christopher Jackson – about the merits of not seeking re-election. We’re led through the story of Hamilton and, by extension, Washington where they’ve approached politics ostensibly different lens.
Good morning, all. Coffee and prepping for observations today. Thankful to folks like @nate_bowling and @ValeriaBrownEdu for putting in the work in more uncomfortable spaces. You are seen. You are valued.
"Let's make something happen." - @IamthePHIFER#EduColor
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