Discussion topic #4: How do you/will you decide what themes and topics to engage in the space of your classroom? What themes or issues are or might be encouraged, and what topics are/will be discouraged or perhaps off-limits? How do, or how might, institutional boundaries and school or departmental norms shape what is possible in your classroom? How might an educator distinguish between pushing a topic versus creating a space to respond to student issues or concerns? A related question: how might you navigate the tension between pushing your own interpretations and politics as opposed to encouraging your students to develop their own? If you mention texts, lessons, films, media clips, etc. please share citations so that we may find and reflect on them too.