Pretty easy, overall.
This course was inspiring in the monumental teaching pedagogies that were discussed in order to avoid oppressing any individual student. This course included historical, as well as recent, educational injustices that were and continue to inhibit the educational system today. In response to these injustices, new teaching pedagogies and practices were discussed in order to avoid oppressing students further.
After taking this course, I realized the importance of looking at each student in my future classroom the same way, but yet differently still. I realized that I must look at each student in the same way in regards to their potential. That is to say, I must give every student, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender orientation, and so on, an equal opportunity and believe they have an equal potential. However, I must still be cognizant of the individual identities of my students and not be "colorblind" or ignore the differences between my students, as that takes away from their individual identities and further disenfranchises them.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course, students must be willing to do all of the required readings and then apply it to their life and be prepared to take the considerations from the readings into their future classrooms. It is important to be open-minded.