Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The article by Corinne McKamey, Uncovering and Managing Unconscious Ways of "looking" was very long, but after reading it, my thought was it was interesting. I broke down the article and the section that stood out to me the most was positioning teachers as caregivers. Within this section it explains how professors have more of a role then just teaching a student. This can extend to anyone who plays a role in a child's life, like myself. I am a pass worker and work one on one with a 13 year old child. My job is to work with this child on his goals on a professional level, but I often find myself feeling like his mother. I go above and beyond my task as a PASS worker and even wait to eat lunch, so I can eat with him, which is crazy to some people.Within the article it said, Mckamey didn't felt like the teacher didn't "care for Asha." I asked myself what is care? I believe caring has multiple meanings, and could be used multiple ways within a field. Personally, in my position now, I feel like I care as a professional, but also as if it were my own child, which most might not. I have a very motherly presents, and this is reflected in my work. Lastly, I wanted to mention McKamey talked about meditating. It helps her few multiple ways of the world. I feel this way about caring. I wan to make sure people care about my children when I have them, and care enough to give them the best, because that is what I do.