Walking the Walk . . .

2Pac in the classroom

It really made my day to see ianvirgil actually print out and use the TuPac poster from this post (which was inspired by Dan’s post ). Funny how distance no longer matters- as they’re both in CA and I’m way to the right in VA.

I’m feeling a mixture of pride (I love when things I’ve done are actually useful and used) and envy.

Not being in the classroom sucks at times. There are certainly benefits but I really miss the kids and those moments when things really click in the classroom. It’s frustrating at times to do all this thinking about teaching and to have such a better understanding (as well as more tools) than I ever had before yet to be without a class of my own.

I’ll have the chance to work closely with Terry Dolson and her Core class next semester. We’ll see if that helps.

Comments on this post

  1. Taylor said on December 21, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    I made something similar a few years ago, and your post has reminded me to put it up again. It was a bulletin board, not a poster, which I titled “Picture Him Reading.” I had read Michael Eric Dyson’s book “Holler if You Hear Me,” which listed many many books Tupac read during his lifetime. I printed color copies of the covers of these books from amazon, added some images from Source magazine, and some quotes from Pac about education. Students need to know that learning isn’t just connected with school, and that many of those they admire are more educated than they know.

    Thanks for the post, and for reminding me to use that bulletin board again!

  2. Tom said on December 22, 2007 at 9:28 pm

    Taylor,

    I’d love to see a shot of that. When you put it back up send me a photo.

    How many students got the picture me reading/picture me rolling play on words?

    Tom

  3. Taylor said on December 26, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    To be honest, I don’t remember how many got that play on words, it’s been 4 years ago. But I’ll be able to report when I put it up again. I’ll put it on my blog & send you a link. I’ve not yet figured out how to successfully do a trackback, so that’ll give me reason to try again.

  4. Tracy said on January 13, 2008 at 9:20 am

    Hi Tom,
    I sure know what you are talking about when you write:
    Not being in the classroom sucks at times. There are certainly benefits but I really miss the kids and those moments when things really click in the classroom. It’s frustrating at times to do all this thinking about teaching and to have such a better understanding (as well as more tools) than I ever had before yet to be without a class of my own.

    I returned to the classroom this year after a year of consulting. I enjoyed the work I was doing as a special ed consultant, but the classroom rounds thing out for me. It keeps me grounded in the what and why and here and now while I look to where we’re going.

    Great post – I like that poster. I’m off to visit Taylor’s blog to look for his bulletin board, too.
    Tracy

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