Recognize the Invisible Students and Love Them
This video has been on the Facebook feed and it is shocking and disturbing. For me, it just explained my lens in a very dramatic way. It helps me to explain to my student teachers why I bring up certain students in a middle/secondary classroom. Even if my students felt like they did a great job, and they almost always do a great job in this journey, I notice the invisible students that seem to fly under the radar. I point out the students in their classrooms that I want them to notice too. I don't know how to explain it. Just watch the video and stop reading this.
I watched it and could not keep my eyes off of the blond boy with the headphones. He kept catching my eye. I lost track of the main character. There needs to be more of us in education who hone in on those students, and love them fierce.