Viewing the new PIXAR short entitled PURL, I watched it in many ways.
As a mom of two adult daughters, wondering about their work force experiences.
As a teacher, whose work force is mostly all women. Yet, I know decisions are made that affect me by a “Bros” world. And never have I sat as the lone woman around the conference table, striving to solve a problem with a bunch of Bros.
As some of my male middle-schoolers ask, “How do you know Purl’s a girl?” Their innocent question made me glad I shared the video so a class conversation could occur.
As some of my other middle-schoolers saw it as a video about fitting in, changing to fit in and having the courage to be oneself when someone is around that is like me.
As a Reading 6 teacher, currently teaching using the TCRWP Social Issue Unit of Study for Middle School, I saw how work place discrimination and gender discrimination were explored through examples of discrimination.
What do you notice TODAY using the lens of social issues?