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Intro to Hummingbird

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My major is called "Educational Identities and Empowering Pedagogy."

My quick way of explaining it is: "It's kind of a merging of Education and Identity Studies." My longer way of explaining it is: "I'm interested in the way student identities can best be supported in classroom spaces. How do we make schools inclusive communities? How do we support a broad range of backgrounds?"

People ask me: "So you're going to be a teacher?"

At first my answer was no. But I've started to really love the teaching roles I've taken on, so my answer now is, "Yes, but not yet." I need to take some time away from being directly in the classroom. Maybe I need to learn more about myself or about the world around me – I'm not sure.