Educators across the nation addressed the 2016 Presidential election results with their classrooms and schools this week. Below are compiled reflections and experiences from some of our Bay Area school leaders, teachers and students.
November 14, 2016
We gazed at one another in silent longing for what felt like a lifetime until my students created the lesson plan that I could not. They collaborated to agree on the following ground rules:
- MY voice matters.
- YOUR voice matters.
- We will LOVE one another.
A few of their voices, as they listened in respectful silence to collective resistance and resilience:
“All of our colors are beautiful.”
“20 years from now, when I have kids, I hope that our country will be a place where you can come out to love who you love, come here to be who you want to be, and be respected to be you are.”
My students’ voices were glimmers of hope…
Brendan McIntyre, Bay Area Corps ’15