Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EDSS 555: Injustice Within Schools

Above is a credentialed PE teacher instructing a lesson to an elementary class.
A form of injustice can be seen in every school across the board. This picture is an example of injustice because the elementary students are privileged to have a quality-credentialed PE teacher at their school. Although there is a California law stating that primary grades need 150 minutes of PE a week with a credentialed PE teacher, many schools today get away with having classroom teachers and teacher aids teaching the children PE. In order for our students to have a quality PE program they need to be instructed by an educator that is specialized in physical education. This will only happen if we gain more accountability and support within the schools.

Monday, August 27, 2012

EDSS 511: My Name

The origin of my first name is pretty simple. My aunt had a female neighbor named Corey, and my mother loved the idea of giving a girl a more masculine name...hence my name Corey.  The only issue with having a masculine name is that when people see my name on paper they automatically assume that I am a male. Because of this, I was always put into groups and sport teams with other boys. Even with minor issues, I have always loved my name for the mere fact that it is pretty original and there are not many girl Coreys running around...I wouldn't change it for the world.