In the current post, I would like to share my thoughts on Paulo Freire’s Pedagogyof the Oppressed. I will cover some points that speak to me and some that arenot related to my teaching philosophy. Truthfully, when I heard the word“critical” pedagogy, I felt suspicious. But surprisingly, after studying, I foundmany common aspects in Freire’s philosophy. In some countries in southern Europe and Africa, the Brazilian philosopher and teacher Paulo Freire (1921-1997) is considered one of the founders of a critical approach to education.Paulo Reglus Neves Freire was born in 1921 in a middle-class family in Recife (Brazil). The financial situation of his family was greatly destabilized during the Great Depression. It was temporary, but it made a big impact on Paulo. Freire also produced a sense of deep solidarity with the poor people in one of the Brazil’s poorest regions. Hemanaged to complete his studies and eventually became a law teacher at the University of Recife. Subsequently, the experience of social injustice and property inequality led Freire to realize the injustice of the legal system.