Kishi Ba Kinew. Ted Ed Innovative Educator. Equity&Justice. Community member. Tweets r MY OWN. Gaps can be closed. We will all succeed when ALL Ss can succeed.
Jun 4, 2020 • 20 tweets • 8 min read
THREAD: I've been inundated in the past week by calls/msgs from Black & racialized educators (at all levels) struggling with what's going on- AGAIN. This isn't new; many of us never had the option to "not understand", "not know", to "sign off", "walk away", "do it btw 9-4" #ABR
If U are a non-Black or NOT #criticallyconscious Ed leader (that includes IBPOC folk)-U must understand that UR #silence in staff meetings is literally suffocating ppl. ur unwillingness to address what is happening to ur staff/communities is #racism#WeCantBreatheAGAIN
(THREAD) When my son was in Gr 10 he brough home, To Kill a Mockingbird. I was angry -my child, was reading a text of a past romanticized by some, even tho it was riddled with #racism. I wondered how many texts he would read that looked like him. But he had to read that- why?
I had asked many times for a reading list of books theyd have in their English class. I asked if the texts looked like them, reflected their experiences bc #IdentityMatters. I never could get an answer. Replies included, it was a #Classic but y'all know #Classics aint #Neutral
Aug 31, 2018 • 20 tweets • 15 min read
(THREAD) Imagine walking into school - #FirstDaysofSchool. The most significant thing that anyone wants is to know that they belong, feel included, cared for, to feel significant, to know that they matter. As educators, families give us their greatest trust each day #MoralPurpose
From the moment students "step" onto school grounds, everything they see, hear, feel and experience gives them a message about whether they are valued, they matter, if this is a safe place to be in, grow, take risks, challenge, create, to LEARN. #3rdTeacher#GlobalCompetencies