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For my Teach Towards Democracy course final reflection, I decided to forgo writing a traditional paper and produce a creative project. I have recently become interested in video making, so I decided to try to make my final reflection fit this new format.
In this video, I focus on some of what I considered to be the most important aspects of the course. Specifically, I looked at what characterizes American society, especially democracy, capitalism, and Protestantism. I considered different social values prevalent in American society – such as gender, religion, race, and ability – and reflected on how these impacted my life and my worldview.
I also identify key elements of the class that I have taken away. These include the ideas of collaboration, colleagueship, advocacy, family-school partnerships, and culturally responsive teaching. I will take many of these concepts into my future career as a teacher. I will advocate for my students and teach them to advocate for themselves, and I will be an ally for students in situations related to discrimination.