Shadow Syllabus

This is a interesting read to me, as someone who is considering becoming a teacher. One thing that I had not paid much attention to throughout high school was the syllabus. I never saw it for its value. Shadow Syllabus talks about something as simple as a syllabus while revealing hidden truths about the way educators view students. Sonya Huber does an amazing job humanizing teachers while speaking to the hearts of students.

Sonya Huber

  1. IMG_3738I’ll tell you exactly how to get an A, but you’ll have a hard time hearing me.
  2. I could hardly hear my own professors when I was in college over the din and roar of my own fear.
  3. Those who aim for A’s don’t get as many A’s as those who abandon the quest for A’s and seek knowledge or at least curiosity.
  4. I had bookmarked a citation for that fact, and now I can’t find it anywhere.
  5. The only way to seek knowledge is to open your hands and let your opinions drop, but that requires even more fear.
  6. The goals and outcomes I am required to put on my syllabus make me depressed; they are the illusion of controlling what cannot be controlled.
  7. I end up changing everything halfway through the semester anyway because the plan on paper is never what the living class ends up being about.

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