Tuesday Slice of Life.
All participants are writing about one moment, one part of their day.
A big thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing this unique opportunity
for teacher-writers to share and reflect.
What happens when teachers talk about race with one another?
tension and uncertainty
a feeling of being ill-equipped
time and space
An outpouring of so many feelings,
all at once.
Finding yourself in a mixed-up intersection of
what you know,
what you think you know,
what your gut says,
what you are ignorant about,
what your family taught you,
what you want to believe,
what you are surprised by,
what you need to learn,
what you hope for,
what you imagine.
Talking about race with my colleagues reminds me of the children's song "Going on a Bear Hunt" -
You can't go over it
You can't go under it
You can't go around it
You have to go through it.
Looks like we have to go through it.