Sunday, June 22, 2008
A New Third Space
Mostly it seems as though we’re talking in dichotomies; there are schools where it’s possible to be like Lynn Gattos and Mrs. Maiers, and there are schools that use Reading First and teachers are restricted to commercially provided lesson plans. How can we, especially we as new teachers without the “street cred” of the proven veterans, how can we create a Third Space? Not the Third Space of the students and their instructors, but a Third Space between the administration and the teachers? A space where both discourses are present and respected. I feel this is especially important given the way in which schools are failing to stand behind their staff.