Saturday, November 30, 2013

School Reform- Closing the Achievement Gap

Typically I try to keep this blog light and fun with quick ideas that teachers can implement immediately in their classrooms.  Today however my post will be a little different. For those of you who personally know me, you know that my interest of study lies in closing the achievement gap of our African American youth and school reform in low achieving schools. I wanted to share a little bit of information with those of you who are interested, in hopes that these videos or articles might inspire you to help make the change within your classroom, school or district.

 You do not have to be a teacher to initiate change within your school as you will see from some of the examples below. 

The first exemplar of school reform starts with Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children Zone.

Another great example of school reform initiated by parents is the Nettlehorst School in Chicago's intercity.

Additional great articles are linked below:

The Color of Discipline 

Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Culturally Responsive Teaching


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