I'm taking a discourse analysis class and just finished analyzing my first transcription. As I reflect on the conversation I recorded, I am reminded of the book The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig.
And it makes me ask...
Who decides who is seen and who is invisible?
Does one decide that it's easier to be invisible rather than seen or does one just quit trying to be noticed?
How do we help our students practice what we teach? Every person has worth. Every person deserves respect.
How do we empower the "invisible ones?"
There are no easy answers to these questions.