My students need to read about role models of different genders and ethnicities just like them. They need to see they can be the next Jesse Owens, Michelle Obama, Grace Hopper, Caesar Chavez, and Malala Yousafzai.
When entering Beckett Toys and Games, one can observe the students becoming expert learners. Their learning styles vary as do their strengths and challenges. They come from many different cultures as well as their background experiences. At times my students work individually and sometimes collaboratively as scientists, engineers, computer coders, avid readers, creators, writers, historians, and mathematicians.
They are preparing for careers that aren't even dreamed of yet.
So by becoming expert learners, they will be prepared to excel in whatever career they choose by acquiring the necessary skills. I want to provide the environment for them to excel and be accountable for their learning. They are in charge of their future. I am here to make sure they are prepared for it.
In our classroom sits a young Jesse Owens, Misty Copeland, Grace Hopper, Caesar Chavez, Maya Angelou, and Malala Yousafzai. They come into my room with hopes and dreams. They are beginning to see themselves in the future.
My students need nonfiction and fiction literature about role models of various ethnicities and genders.
They need to read the stories telling the heart wrenching traumas of our past in "What Was The Underground Railroad." They need to read about the heroes and heroines like Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. They need to understand the importance of Juneteenth. They need to read stories of people who have persevered to become dancers, peacemakers, authors, athletes, and world leaders.
These books will provide my students a look at some amazing role models to inspire them to become the leaders we know they can become.
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