We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be
In We Got This Cornelius Minor describes how this conversation ...more
I was pleasantly surprised by Minor's insistence that equity begins with the small decisions we make in our classroom every day. The suggestions he offers of how to do this are immediately helpful without being prescriptive or simplistic. I currently have a class of ...more
What I love completely is the visualness of his presentation from the illustrations and discussion bubbles and figures that included so many quick sheets to track your changes, address your students, or think through problems on paper. Minor's sharing of little and big conversations he had with students to these worksheet/spreadsheets are worth their weight and his ...more
This book is pretty good. But since I just went to a PD with him before reading the book, turns out there were a few (important, hefty) things in the PD that he must have come up with after the book.
He talked a lot about the three biggest ways we disenfranchise our own students, often without meaning to, and often in ways that are deeply ingrained within the teaching profession because of the fact ...more
Practical, accessible, and immediately useful. This book includes a rich discussion of equity issues and offers classroom strategies for countering inequity. A great read for all classroom teachers!
Filled with practical resources, anecdotal stories and a poetic voice dedicated to building social justice focused and equitable classrooms, this is a must read for teachers everywhere.
Minor has written the perfect PD book: practical, short, colorful, meaningful and filled with light and passion.
I cannot wait to use the reflective resources ...more
I love the accessibility of this book...how easily the info is given and consumed. What I appreciate more is the practicality and illumination on the “me” factor of teaching. How focusing on “me” can help and hurt students depending on the “why” of your focus.
I think all the charts and organizational tools will come in handy for those who like that, but the voice in this book is the best guide to success. I felt like I had a trusted colleague sitting with me as I read ...more
Generally, I tab and highlight tips or quotes to embed in my work with teachers. After I had tabbed six quotes and passages as "essential to remember" and "share" within eighteen pages, I gave up.
Cornelius starts each section with a story, then provides relevant and practical ways to help anyone and everyone become a better teacher, a better listener, a better human.
We got this-Cornelius Minor
By trial and errors, lots of mistakes
Personal—better with collaboration and disagreement
Requires abandoning things that are not working
Myth of superhero teacher serves a narrow perspective, excludes us real teachers doing the messy work of ...more
Cornelius Minor brings attention to some of the most important issues facing education today. These center on the need to make education relevant and meaningful for all students--despite institutional and legislative structures that seek to keep education standardized and easy to evaluate through traditional measures. Early in We Got This., Minor makes the statement that outlines the purpose behind the rest of his book:
As teachers, we cannot guarantee outcomes--but we can guarantee access. We...more