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CLRT Institute Topic 3.2 - Quotes

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLRT) Institute Critical Pedagogy Quotes.

“As a classroom community, our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another’s voices, in recognizing one another’s presence.”
―bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

“Through dialogue, the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher cease to exist and a new term emerges: teacher-student with students-teachers. The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach.”
―Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”
―Arundhati Roy, Sydney Peace Prize Lecture

“If you wish to heal your sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of others. They are looking to you for guidance, help, courage, strength, understanding, and for assurance. Most of all, they are looking to you for love.”
―Ana Castillo, Give It to Me

“When everyone in the classroom, teacher and students, recognizes that they are responsible for creating a learning community together, learning is at its most meaningful and useful.”
―bell hooks, Teaching Critical Thinking

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