My Fourth Box

#The4thBox Project this week for #ED677 was really thought provoking. While this was the first time I had seen this exact representation of equality vs. equity, this concept isn’t new.

the4thpanel-branded-wide-4_orig.jpgWhile I was trying to come up with a fourth box, I really took into consideration what my role is within the classroom setting…

Within the classroom setting, EQUITY is my goal. But there aren’t necessarily any guidelines on how to accomplish this. I need to do what is best for my students. I need to do what is best for my class. Rarely does this look like the picture of EQUALITY above. Sometimes, this looks like the depiction of EQUITY above. Sometimes, this looks like the depiction of ¬†LIBERATION above. However, sometimes this looks like ELEVATION. Sometimes, I need to take it upon myself to hold my students up. To help them rise to the occasion. To provide them with the opportunity to have experiences. To help them understand teamwork. To teach them they all deserve to be elevated and to reach their highest potential. Sometimes students don’t want another tool, another box. Sometimes students don’t want you to break down the wall for them. Sometimes, students want to RISE. They want to ENGAGE. They want the OPPORTUNITY to learn from and with each other. They want to experience ELEVATION.

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I saw some other amazing ideas for #The4thBox this week. For me, and for my students, I needed to show that sometimes we need each other, and that’s okay!

What do you think?

All my love,

Jacqui

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