Lead by Paulo Freire’s teaching from in his international bestseller, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed,”, Hannah Yukon urges the student to investigate their natural talents by exploring their personal story beyond geography and cultural history. By celebrating vulnerabilities, one is able to delve into the deeper parts of themselves that often hold unique perspectives that could be vital pieces of the puzzle that we are focused on creating.
Students will research environmental solutions, contact companies and create partnerships with compostable alternative solutions. We will understand for ourselves, what “intersectionality” means, the the role that gender plays and its effects on city planning, businesses, politics, education and healthcare.
This space has been created for change makers. It was conceived for those who are called towards creating lasting positive impact within themselves, their community and the world.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, I have found that some of the most rewarding classes have involved students from different ages learning simultaneously, where knowledge is not stored away under the assumption that someone who is 9 “won’t get it”. This often keeps children contained within boundaires that limit their potential. When information is shared in a way that allows for different perspectives to shine through, learning becomes a navigational game of understanding and acceptance.
Being exposed to different age groups while learning about self increases moments of reflexivity; a vital component for our future leaders. When a 3rd grader teaches an 8th grader how to “make it stop raining forever” or how to “make a mine cart from scratch”, the art of teaching incites inter-generational teamwork. This way of learning develops skills that travel beyond the classroom. This is not regular school. However, there are principles behind attendance. The success of each class depends on each students willingness to share and reflect in an honest, accepting, and peaceful manner with respect to one’s identity.
All sessions with the exception of the single class will culminate in a final project presentation. Please come prepared with an active Zoom and Minecraft account installed on a device of your choosing. Classes will be taught through ZOOM on a Mac. Students will be able to participate using a PC, iPhone, iPad, X-box, or Playstation.
Please reach out if you have any questions about any of these classes, the philosophy behind the curriculum, or if you have any suggestions on improving any aspect of the classes or ideas in general.