Today I encountered quite an interesting tweet from one of the amazing and exceptional teachers of El Paso Independent School District, Ms. Stormy Daniels. Here is a screenshot of her tweet. Upon reading it, I got pretty intrigued and I, of course, had to read more!
The link led to a short video about "The Critical Mass" by Damen Lopez who is the founder of the No Excuses University. Damen continues to inspire educators in making intentional, positive and proactive impacts in student learning and teacher attitudes and behaviors. Damen shares that many of our teachers today are faced with numerous challenges, whether in the form of class size, budget constraints, lack or limited availability of resources, not being paid enough, long work hours, etc. These are part of our current reality as educators. However, these reasons should not hinder or stop us from continuing what needs to be done, and that is, to work together and provide every student with authentic and innovative learning experiences based on real-world scenarios. As educators, we should not allow "naysayers" and "non-believers of true and meaningful teaching" to stop us. As a critical mass, we need to demonstrate and model being LIFE CHANGERS and be ON BOARD in making a purposeful difference every student's life!
Below is an excerpt of the online video on, "The Critical Mass". You can follow Damen Lopez in Twitter @noexcusesu