Stephanie L. Pack
"The more [proactive] the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing [reality] better, he or she can transform it. This individual is not afraid to [seek first to understand, then to be understood] in order to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into a dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side." -Paulo Freire
(Brackets indicate personal modifications to the original excerpt from Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Freire)
My Classroom Mission...
is to co-create with my students, a learning environment that facilitates and nurtures both emotional and intellectual risk taking during our pursuit of critical literacy skills.