“Write with your eyes like painters,
with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers.
You are the truthsayer with quill and torch.
Write with your tongues on fire.”
― Gloria Anzaldua
Why do you say Latinx?
Latinx was originally formed in the early aughts as a word for those of Latin American descent who do not identify as being of the male or female gender or who simply don’t want to be identified by gender. More than likely, there was little consideration for how it was supposed to be pronounced when it was created. Nevertheless, people have attempted to assign some pronunciations to it. The most common way to pronounce Latinx is the same way you would Spanish-derived Latina or Latino but pronouncing the “x” as the name of the English letter X.
So you get something like \luh-TEE-neks\.
Six Characteristics of Culturally Responsive Teachers
“Such a teacher:
(a) is socioculturally conscious, that is, recognizes that there are multiple ways of perceiving reality and that these ways are influenced by one’s location in the social order
(b) has affirming views of students from diverse backgrounds, seeing resources for learning in all students rather than viewing differences as problems to be overcome
(c) sees [themself] as both responsible for and capable of bringing about educational change that will make schools more responsive to all students
(d) understands how learners construct knowledge and is capable of promoting learners’ knowledge construction
(e) knows about the lives of [their] students
(f) uses [their] knowledge about students’ lives to design instruction that builds on what they already know while stretching them beyond the familiar .”
– “Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers: Rethinking the Curriculum” by Ana Maria Villegas and Tamara Lucas, Journal of Teacher Education Jan/Feb 2002
Our favorite Latinx Libros