how I remember heal vs heel thanks potus for helping me

President Trump made a mistake when he used the wrong kind of heal. Granted I will never claim to be the best speller on WordPress. To do so would be a pile of crap! However, POTUS’s mistake gave me an idea.
heal = healthhealth has the word heal in it. So, if I remember that heal and health have an ea in it then I will not make the mistake.

Education department says it will scale back on Civil Rights Investigations

Oh isn’t this a fantastic headline in the New York Times: “Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations? I say with a snarl.
Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, aka ms “let us take money away from public education, has chosen to cut back on civil rights investigations. A civil rights investigation can include the isms of society. Sexism, Racism, Ableism, are all under that umbrella.
“According to an internal memo issued by Candice E. Jackson , the acting head of the department’s office for civil rights, requirements that investigators broaden their inquiries to identify systemic issues and whole classes of victims will be scaled back. Also, regional offices will no longer be required to alert department officials in Washington of all highly sensitive complaints on issues such as the disproportionate disciplining of minority students and the mishandling of sexual assaults on college campuses.

The new directives are the first steps taken under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reshape her agency’s approach to civil rights enforcement, which was bolstered while President Barack Obama was in office” (New York Times, 2017.)

According to our secretary of education we need this structure because the old system was not working. The old system saw an increase in complaints to an understaffed office of civil rights in the education department which made it hard for them to close cases within 180 days.
“In the memo, which was first published by ProPublica, Ms. Jackson emphasized that the new protocols were aimed at resolving cases quickly.

“Justice delayed is justice denied, and justice for many complainants has been denied for too long,” Ms. Hill said in a statement” (New York Times, 2017.) The move is being supported by several groups.
Robert Shibley, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education , an advocacy group, said the measures will be welcomed on college campuses where the department has overstepped in carrying out sexual assault investigations. The organization is suing the department over a letter issued in 2011 directing campuses to change the burden of proof in cases of sexual assault.

“So many of the campus hearings are kangaroo courts with low due process, and you can’t really have any confidence in the outcomes,” Mr. Shibley said. While Mr. Shibley is happy some aren’t.
Civil rights leaders arn’t very happy with the new rules.
“They say that Education Department staff members would be discouraged from opening cases and that investigations could be weakened because efficiency would take priority over thoroughness.

`If we want to have assembly-line justice, and I say ‘justice’ in quotes, then that’s the direction that we should go,` said Catherine Lhamon, who was the assistant secretary of the Education Department’s civil rights office under Mr. Obama, and who now heads the United States Commission on Civil Rights” (New York Times, 2017.) What do you think?

are we apart or a part of nature?

running head: Apart or A part of nature

title of paper: Apart or A part of nature that is the question author name: Tyler J. Shepard
institutional affiliation: University of Washington Tacoma
May 21, 2017 The first question that must be asked today is are we a part from nature or are we apart of nature? The way it is written matters greatly for the argument. If we say we are a part of nature then we are saying we are a piece of nature. Whereas if we say we are apart of nature what we are saying is that we are in a different sphere, not a member of nature.
If we use a dictionary as a respectable source we find a middle finger to the concept of apart of nature. Why is this? This hopefully will be answered below.
“the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations”(google dictionary, 2017.) I have an issue with this idea. I personally feel that we aren’t above nature. We are a part of nature. However, in order to be objective I must show both sides of the story. It should be declared that I will use the term native people in order to explain the abstract because it would be hard to define how all tribes would think about the world. While it is much smarter as a writer to be clear it is hard to do so in this essay.

How can we say that our actions don’t impact nature? This is the most mind boggling question that I have ever taken on. No chapter can declare critically why this is the case. So, with no chapter coming out with the answer I guess it is up to me.
I feel that America and the rest of the world brought this idea of being apart from nature into creation by combining two issues. The first is this idea that you can just take land. This idea became popular because the Church chose to invite people to the new world.
“In 1493 Pope Alexander VI issued his Inter Caetera bull, which laid down the basic Christian attitude toward the New World: “Among other works well pleasing to the Divine Majesty and cherished of our heart, this assuredly ranks highest, that in our times especially the Catholic faith and the Christian religion be exalted and everywhere increased and spread, that the health of souls be cared for and that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought to the faith itself” (Deloria, 1994.)
What this sounds like to me is the Pope is saying it is God’s will that you move to the new world and save others. Also, it is ok to cut down trees because you are following God’s will. God is the all powerful master of the universe Killing and destroying nature is ok.
The second issue I see is from the Bible. A phrase from the bible causes me to think – The idea that God made man into his image. Why is it just man to be made in the image of God. If we explore the question using the Hebrew Bible also known as the Old testament we find this passage from the Book of Genesis: “And God said: ‘Let us make man in our image/b’tsalmeinu, after our likenesss/kid’muteinu; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’ And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him, male and female created He them. And God blessed them; and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth.'” (Gen 1:26-28.)
So, are you saying that God is all powerful and because humans are made in his image they are all powerful and better than other creatures? If that is the case it isn’t shocking to see people of the earth forming an idea that they are God in human form eg they are beyond all other creatures. The pope told them to go and conger the new world because God told you so; the word of God told them that you are the kings and queens of everything that isn’t human. Do with it as you please. This idea is one such idea that I cannot get behind. The reason is because I am living in an area of the world where I can see real issues within the real world. It is not abstract. Theory has no place in my corner of the world: fact rules. My state is combating a major issue that humans are causing. We have not yet fixed our atomic program.
Yes at the time of this writing I understand that we are not going toward atomic war. However, we once were. And if that day should ever come to pass mother nature is going to have a bad day. Our most powerful weapons can kill all birds, all dogs, all trees all persons, because of this fact we shouldn’t use it. The bomb doesn’t give a shit what falls under its touch. It kills without any care.
We made that weapon. If we use it then we are risking nature. Even if we never drop the bomb, and I hope we never drop the bomb, the process to make it is destroying our land.
Look at the Hanford Site in Washington State, and the environmental impact it has caused during the 26 years I have been on this earth.
What we see is toxic sludge spewing out of tanks that are old and thusly cannot contain the yuckyness that is inside them. What is this yuckyness? I cannot say. When I think about it in my head I am thinking about water that is brown. I am also thinking of those who must handle the yuckyness. They must ware protective suits and breathing masks when they deal with this stuff. But what of the animals and trees and the soil? Do they get a breathing mask and suit? I would say nay not today. They must defend for themselves and may die because of it.
The government acts like it cares but money is the main issue. They declare that it costs much to fix the leaking tanks quickly. I have an issue with this idea – if I gave you a dollar and said here you go friend this dollar is yours. What did I just give you really? I gave you a green peace of paper that in all honesty means nothing. We just call it money and we give it value.
So, mr. Government official your argument that you don’t have enough money to fix this issue is a moot point because we have enough because money isn’t real. Money is either a flat, typically round piece of metal with an official stamp, or a piece of paper that has some old long dead white dude’s face on it with an inc number declaring its value. Money is only what we make it. So, if you really cared about nature then you would fix the leaking issue post haste.
Sadly, the pulls of doctron and greed play a role in this conversation. I would contend that Doctrine and greed are vices. What good can come from blindly following a book that was written 3500 years ago? After all, we were not alive to ask the author his views on a topic, or perhaps the topics of which we debate about today were not even in the realm of understanding when the book was composed. I have found that translation leads to confusion. The Bible has been translated many many many times by many many many men.
As I have shown blind faith impacts a person’s ability to think with their brain critically. However, money is always an issue. As I stated above, the government controls the purse of the nation. Thusly, they determine what the nation’s money will be used for. When you ask them why they would not use the money to help their fellow man they may argue that they have the freedom to do so. After all, we are man and have the freedom to make choice. Freedom of choice raises another fun conversation.
The issue we face is that freedom, while awesome, doesn’t make us better than our animal family members. Yes we have the freedom to choose to not spend money on fixing a leaky tank however, “It is the misuse of freedom, the employment of it as a weapon for overcoming the world of feeling, that makes man so infinitely more terrible than the lower animals; for they do only what momentary instinct bids them; while man acts by ideas, and his ideas may entail universal ruin before they are satisfied” (Schopenhauer, 2012.)
If we don’t do anything man may not be able to use some water. I fear that the yuckyness will land in our water source. That can lead to an issue. You will have damned us because you chose to do nothing.
Thankfully I join a long line of supporters. Why are native people so against the idea of us being beyond nature? I can answer this question with a clear statement. Native people care about climate change because they understand what the planet is going through.
I am not the only one who could say such a thing. Two elders have spoken on this topic extensively. One did it on a Ted Talk type event while the other wrote of it in his book. Both of these elders are wise and thusly it is wise for us to learn from them.
The first elder is named Robin Kimmerer. In her youtube video Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass, she spoke of her grandmother being forced to leave her home.
“and I imagine my grandmother trailing her hand along her medison plants, saying a silent goodbye” (Bioneers, 2014.)
What amazes me the most is the writings of Doctor Wildcat and how close his diction matches with Ms. Kimmerer’s.
In his book red alert Dr. Wildcat talks about the forced migration of thousands of native people. The most current forced migration is being caused by governments and their way of life.
“So when nearly a decade ago I began hearing the reports of what was beginning to manifest itself on the landscapes and seascapes of the circumpolar arctic and banks of the Yukon River in Alaska, I got angry. Angry because I thought, Here we go again-another removal of indigenous peoples. Three Removals, Now a Fourth (wildcat, 2012.)
This concept is important for him because dr. Wildcat views the world in terms of space. If your water source is changing and the temperature is also changing then you could lose your space. According to native people space is linked to identity.
Native people from the Great Plains honor the bison while people from the northwest honor the salmon. You cannot ask a person from the northwest to honor the bison because it means nothing to them. If we destroy nature spaces then we could find cultures and identity being destroyed.
Let us consider this story. If the people of the polar areas of the world are forced to move from the space which forms their culture identity to the Northwest of the United States, what value do they have left? Space is important for native people, people from the arctic have no connection to the culture in the Northwest. They are just like you dear reader if you were an immigrant to a odd land and an odd culture. It would be pure culture shock. Dr. Wildcat wrote this about what I have been saying in this section.
“The fact that today the mainstream American culture is increasingly homogenized is indicative of the degree to which the way most Americans, in this modern, or, if you choose, postmodern, society, live with diminished and shallow connections to the places where they live.
Indigenous realism encourages humankind to reexam-ine ancient knowledges that were emergent from our ancestors’ interaction with a place and, more importantly, to carefully examine useful knowledges that lay dormant but ready to emerge in the diverse ecosystems and landscapes surrounding us” (Wildcat, 2012.)
Knowledge has much to do with place. Just as place has much to do with knowledge.
I hope this essay causes you to think about man’s impact on nature. While it is true that I am no professor of philosophy, what also is true is that I am not worried to speak my truth. That is the best tool that I have. My truth is my truth not yours or even the president’s. I choose to use it because it is important. Works Cited

[Bioneers] (2014, November 14.) Robin Kimmerer – Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass . Retrieved from https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cumEQcRMY3c

Deloria, V. (1994.) God Is Red: A Native View of Religion (updated edition). Golden Colo: FULCRUM PUBLISHING.

Nature. Google search using the Oxford College English Dictionary. https://www.google.com/search?q=nature+define+&btnG=Search
Schopenhauer, A. (2012.) Human Nature. Start Publishing LLC.

Wildcat, D. (2009). Red alert!: saving the planet with indigenous knowledge.

the old ways aren’t working

running head: The Education System Is Failing

title of paper: the education system is failing! A critical new savior arrives author name: Tyler J. Shepard
institutional affiliation: University of Washington Tacoma
professor name: Doctor Montgomery
class name: TEGL2013; Introduction to Indigenous Philosophy Spring2017Introduction
It is clear that our education system is failing our children. This includes indigenous children. I say it is failing because we are not including the ways and methods of our children’s culture. I expand upon the wonderful and powerful ideas of Culturally Responsive Teaching.
Gone are the days where reading a dusty textbook and reciting facts to an authority figure exclusively count as learning.
This method permits authoritarianism by one group or another in books, lesson plans, and what is permitted to be taught. While we cannot remove the old system as easily as it ought to be we can nudge it left. I was inspired to write this paper because of a discussion in Waters, 2004 on how learning occurs in native nations. In the chapter on Education Hester, 2004 argues that correction is a western idea of thinking and it isn’t in his culture. I am an education student and am learning about culturally responsive teaching which aims to bring different cultures into the classroom. the old method of learning
I grew up in the old way of teaching, where the teacher would have us copy down facts and repeat them back like a bird. Honestly I hated it. I felt I was not being able to think for myself until high school and college. I may be a coffee drinking, critical thinking, northwest living liberal but these words from Lawler, 2013 chill me to the bone. “The best way to motivate students is to challenge them with realistic (and therefore tough) assessments of their shortcomings. It’s a good idea to shout at them when they’re slacking off. And to let them fail when they’ve actually not made the grade through lack of effort or natural gifts” (Lawler, 2013.)
While I agree that children who don’t put in the work should be held to account, I don’t think we can assume that it is all their fault. Home structure and stability plays a huge role in how students manage home and school life.
He continues by saying that students do better when they are filled with the idea that their teacher will yell at them if they should fail.
“Real self-esteem-pride as opposed to vanity-comes from pleasurable reflection on real accomplishments, on meeting real challenges, on magnanimously or generously displaying one’s personal greatness. So the best teachers are stingy with praise in order that it really mean something. And they praise students not only or even mainly for their intellectual accomplishments but for their “class.” Being classy is just knowing how to act as aresponsibly relational being in a particular situation. It’s not some pretension of the privileged, unless by being privileged you mean having been given the challenge of living well as a free and relational person. Poverty is no barrier to being classy, as anyone with classy eyesnotices every day” (lawler, 2013.)
I agree with this idea however, some children come with baggage that may make them act disrespectful. We must work with their families to figure out the root of the problem and not just yell at them.
He keeps stating that “studies show that” blah blah blah but doesn’t provide citations so we can look them up. I find this insane based on his bio: “He is Dana Professor of Political Science at Berry College in Georgia. He is the editor of the quarterly journal Perspectives in Political Science and is the author of Postmodernism Rightly Understood: The Return to Realism in American Thought and Aliens in America: The Strange Truth about Our Souls and Modern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future (Lawler, 2013.)
I also wonder if those studies are real? If so, cite them so we can visit them and judge for ourselves. I don’t agree with the idea that we must yell at students if they are doing something wrong. Raising our voices to denote disapproval is one thing, yelling at a student and demeaning him/her is not the way to go. However, I agree that we should hold them to high rigid standards eg, writing a paper in APA style and following all formatting rules that come along with it. You can hold students to a high moral plane without yelling at them.
Besides the idea of forcing children to do what the school says is correct and yelling at them to do it right, the old method of teaching has one other flaw. This flaw is the idea of copy and pasting knowledge. What that means is that students are taught knowledge and are told how to think. This is the important information and you will be forced to tell me why on a test.
I had a teacher like that in college. She would a sign let us say Waters, chapter 17, and have us have that read by Thursday. Well, I forgot to read one of the chapters and it didn’t even matter. It didn’t matter because she would go over it in class and have us take notes on it – after we took notes on it while we read it – then put that on a test. The entire chapter in a powerpoint. No critical thinking. We were to just tell her what is important. So, I wasted my money. Why should I have bought the book if all we were going to do is read it and then spend two hours talking about it?
I like how you run things Michelle, you have us read the textbook chapter and then reflect on it critically. Asking us to write down words that struck a cord with us and to formulate questions is the way to go. Now we move from the old method to a more modern method. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT)
Before we can explain my idea for improving the educational system it might be a great idea to define Culturally Responsive Teaching. After all, my idea uses this idea as a springboard.
“Culturally responsive teaching can be defined as using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning encounters more relevant to and effective for them. It teaches to and through the strengths of these students”
(gay, 2000.) CRT has the following “characteristics:It acknowledges the legitimacy of the cultural heritages of different ethnic groups, both as legacies that affect students’ dispositions, attitudes, and approaches to learning and as worthy content to be taught in the formal curriculum” (gay, 2000.)

It fosters a link between home and school by drawing upon the home language.

“It uses a wide variety of instructional strategies that are connected to different learning styles.

It teaches students to know and praise their own and each others’ cultural heritages.

It incorporates multicultural information, resources, and materials in all the subjects and skills routinely taught in schools” (gay, 2000.) POUR putting the student first.

Today, I present to you a new theory that has been written about within the field of web accessability for many years now. It is called POUR or Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust. POUR is a guideline for website creators to make their content friendly for everyone, regardless of ability level. I feel this can also impact the education system.
Perceivable.

The brain consumes knowledge through the senses every day. Why should learning be any different?
A CRT teacher can find ways to get the necessary knowledge to a student. We need not just the textbook which reinforces limited learning. But we need teaching methods that show girls and people of the global majority that they do matter and they can be a success. The internet is one such method.
If you cannot learn through a textbook but you can learn from a video why is that an issue? “If the information cannot get into the brain, it is inaccessible.” (Constructing a POUR Website, 2017.)
“Teachers recognize that the ways people perceive the world, inter- act with one another, and approach learning, among other things, are deeply influenced by such factors as race/ethnicity, social class, and language. This understanding enables teachers to cross the cultural boundaries that separate them from their students” (flint, 2008.) Operable.
Is your teaching style getting to every child? If not, why? Perhaps it is because they aren’t ready for the knowledge. What gives those from the state the right to say that all students must know this by this time? I don’t think this is helpful for students. If a student doesn’t know something by a deadline the student isn’t stupid they need more help. If they cannot access the knowledge then it is lost. This is a problem.
Their is a disconnect in our society where we falsely put teachers on a pedestal and give them the keys to knowledge. What I mean is: the state says what is ok to know, teachers teach, students learn, and the world is in balance. However, I cannot help but feel that we are failing our children in this way of learning.
Who is to say that how I teach a class on a topic is correct? Maybe another child has an idea on how I can make these topics clearer.
I have found that group work can bring out critical thinking much more effectively than lecture. Through this thinking children can form their own truth and start formulating ways to articulate it. Understandable.
What does understandable mean? A state standardized test question can be perceived by the students eg, it can be herd or read. A state standardized test question can be operable eg, it can be used in a test. The real question is is it understandable? Not across the country.
“Understandability can be just as big a barrier to accessibility as any of the more technical issues. Talking about understandability moves the discussion into the broader realm of usability” (Constructing a POUR Website 2017.)
Usability in education is the most important issue we face today. The United States forces our children to take standardized tests so that they can graduate with the same knowledge across the nation. An issue we face is the misconception that understandability across the nation is universal. A child in the inner city may not know what a black diamond run is on a question about skiing. Where as a child from a more affluent part of the nation may know what a black diamond run is.
This shows the disparity within our education system. We have two education systems, one for the rich one for the poor. We as teachers must work to include our student’s own stories in the classroom. (Flint, 2008) has some advice for teachers to make a student’s understanding of the english language easier: “In classrooms where language is viewed as a resource, there are a number of different ways to encourage oral language development: small group discussions, brainstorming, choral reading, dramatic play, debates, storytelling, partner reading, language experience stories, and read aloud. These events support students’ evolving understandings of language variation and use. Engaging students in literacy activities that make explicit use of home languages helps to affirm the relationships between home, community, school, language, and identity” (2008.) robust
A robust pedagogy is the most important thing to think about in this nation. We have a nation with many different languages and stories. We are all put in the schoolhouse to learn the same information. Adapting the opening line from (whiting, n.a,)on the gender gap I find it still works: “Sitting in the same classroom, reading the same textbook, listening to the same teacher, white and students of color receive very different educations. It is up to the teacher to have a robust lesson plan. This quote from Tomlinson et al explains why.
“While heterogeneous instruction is attractive because it addresses equity of opportunity for a broad range of learners, mixed-ability classrooms are likely to fall short of their promise unless teachers address the learner variance such contexts imply (Gamoran & Weinstein, 1995). What he is saying is that a perfect classroom can only be a reality if we cater the lesson to all students on an individualized system. Yes these students may have structures in place to ketch them if necessary but they must still return to the “normal” classroom.
We cannot have a cookie cutter way of teaching because we don’t have a cookie cutter way of learning. Conclusion

This new way of thinking shows that teaching can both be culturally responsive to students but also be accessible to all students no matter how they learn. I have reflected on an idea that uses the tenets of internet accessability and puts them to work on our education system. We can no longer consider our white way of learning and correcting knowledge to be the way of the future. Yelling isn’t an answer. Our future is in Culturally Responsive Teaching and POUR is the tool of said future.Works Cited Constructing a POUR Website
Putting People at the Center of the Process (2017) retrieved from webaim.org/articles/pour/

Flint, A. (2008) Getting to Know Students: Developing Culturally Relevant Practices for Reading and Writing
edited in Literacy in Australia: pedagogies for engagement chapter 3 (pp. 52-84) Gay, G. (2000) Power Pedagogy Through Cultural Responsiveness
edited in Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (gathered from a pdf with no pp.) Teachers College Press, New York, Ny. 2000 hester, H. (2004) Choctaw Conceptions of the Excellence of the Self, with
Implications for Education. edited in Waters, A. 2004 American Indian thought: Philosophical Essays (6th edition).
Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. pp 182-87

Lawler, P. (2013.) Teaching as shouting: The Wisdom of Old-fashion Teaching Methods The Imaginative Conservative. retrieved from
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Tomlinson, C. Brighton, C. Hertberg, H. Callahan, C. Moon, T. et al. (2003.) Differentiating Instruction in
Response to Student Readiness, Interest, and Learning Profile in Academically Diverse Classrooms: A Review of Literature.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted. Vol. 27, No. 2/3, 2003, pp. 119-145.

White, J. Hiden Lessons. retrieved from http://www.jackiewhiting.net.pdf

#GameShakers a critical gender based review

running head: Game Shakers Shakes up tv.

title of paper: Game Shakers Shakes up TV – a critical framework is in use. author name: Tyler J. Shepard.
institutional affiliation: University of Washington Tacoma
date: April 26, 2017 The tv show I plan on watching is called Game Shakers. Game shakers is about two teen age girls who create an app called Sky Whale for a project that helps society. When the app becomes popular they start selling it. They make millions of dollars and When it proves to be successful, the two girls form a company called Game Shakers with the help of their friend Hudson. The three of them later befriend rapper Double G, who becomes their partner and the investor after a compromise involving the illegal use of his song “Drop Dat What”. Which is the theme song of the show. Also, Double G’s son Triple G becomes the video game consultant.
The thing that stands out with this show besides it’s awesome cast which I will discuss shortly, is the idea that you can truly play the games they create on the show. Sadly I have no knowledge on if these games are accessible. That would raise deeper questions that this paper cannot answer.
The cast includes: Cree Cicchino who plays Babe. She was one of the inventors of the company and the app. Madisyn Shipman who plays Kenzie is the girl who wrote the code for the game. Benjamin “Lil’ P-Nut” Flores, Jr. is called Triple G on the show. His father is the famous rapper Double G played by Kel Mitchell. Thomas Kuc plays Hudson a friend of Babe and Kenzy who isn’t very smart.
The episode I am reviewing is called MeGo The Freakish Robot: from Season 1. The episode is described by the tv thusly: “A company asks the Game Shakers to build a game based on a robot they created; the robot becomes depressed and malfunctions” (tvline.com.) The robot’s name is MeGo and one line stands out for me. A line that stood out for me in this episode was when the creators of MeGo said: “MeGo is not gender specific . So, he is welcome in all restrooms.”
Granted that is a perfectly ok line to say in a tv show. Now I don’t think that the writers meant any ill-will toward anyone who is non-binary. Rather, I think it was more of a hopeful term. The head writer Dan Schnider seemed to have put this nugget of social commentary in his script. I have no doubt that Dan is hoping that we will have a day where non-binary and lgbtq people can go into the bathroom of their choice. The episode came out after the North Carolina law – which band people from using their chosen bathrooms –
was passed. So, with this one line Dan has changed the conversation although I do not think a child would pick up on it. It took me some time to think about it.
This show deals with the intersection between race and gender in a unique way. If I am to just explore the show using one episode I find myself filled with conflicting messages. Perhaps exploring each message will make me like the show even more than I already do. girls can code and be a success
The idea that girls cannot be a success in Science, technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields is a misconception by people. This show strives to combat this idea through making two girls the lead characters in the show. One is a master at marketing and one is a master at coding. Lyman, 2011.)shows how all-consuming gender stereotypes can warp a young child’s view of the world.
“I divided the students into two groups and asked the girls to decide on 10 facts about boys/men, and asked the boys to do the same in regard to girls/women. Before the activity, I tried to clarify the difference between opinions and facts, but the lists of “facts” revealed the futility of my attempts:

Facts about Boys/Men

(written by the girls)

Boys are selfish.

Boys are different than girls because of their body parts

Big news from today

Today some news came down from my philosophy teacher.
She has chosen to turn my final exam into a take home exam.
“I am tired and you are tired. So, let me give you a take home examm.”
The happiness within the room could be tasted on the tung. Their is much to be said about take home exams. Tuesday she’ll cover the topics that will be in said exam.
I’ll keep you up-to-date.