‘NOT ON OUR WATCH!’- A COLLECTIVE STAND AGAINST CREEPING VILLAINY.

farhaanpatel

Originally posted on EducatingHeartsBlog:

This week, a teacher, accompanying children on a school trip to the US, was asked to leave the plane in Reykjavik.

What does that make you feel? What questions does it raise?

He wasn’t given an explanation regarding why he was taken off the plane, but rather just given some hotel vouchers in order spend 24 hours in a country he hadn’t intended on spending any time in.

What does that make you feel? What questions does it raise?

This teacher was Muslim.

What does that make you feel? What questions does it raise?

Throughout my first week back after half term, I have spent many a moment thinking about my colleague, Juhel- the young, Welsh maths teacher who was sadly removed from a plane and not allowed to travel to the US with his pupils . Empathy has been often discussed on Twitter (and other social media platforms) recently, be it as a key leadership trait or in terms of teaching empathy through quality texts…

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