Looking at our students thought the lens of their assets, not their deficits, has been an underlying them of my teaching career, and I thought I’d bring together many of the posts I’ve written on the topic.
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Here posts specifically on looking at the assets of our students:
English-Learners Are Assets, John B. King Jr. Tells Educators in Bilingual Address is from Education Week.
A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching ESL is from Cult of Pedagogy.
I’m adding these two tweets (my first one is commenting on the second one) to this list:
having teachers brainstorm asset-based language they could use with students would be a good exercise for everyone https://t.co/VVnbV0QzXC
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) December 1, 2016
— Amy King (@widakamy) December 1, 2016
— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) January 11, 2017
Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition? is from The Atlantic.
— Marzano Research (@MarzanoResearch) May 20, 2017
Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths is from Embracing Life With Major Revisions.
Um… volunteering at a senior living community & this happens. 😳 Who knew?!#RefugeesBringGifts#Assets#Ellchat #TheBigDay@Larryferlazzo @emilyfranESL @MrsSaid17 @SarahOttow @TanELLclassroom @dr_aquagirl @michelleshory @sramirezchess @onerareburger @robinsonjeffery @SBISD pic.twitter.com/mCqsBCl8zk
— Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) February 24, 2018
Making the Ethical Leap to Strengths-Based IEPs is from Middleweb.
How refugee children make American education stronger is from The Conversation.
This NPR video explains one reason why we should be looking at assets:
Did a placement test today for a newcomer from Guatemala. She speaks Spanish and K’iche’ so she is 6 and learning her THIRD language, yet, got upset bc she didn’t understand what I was asking. We need to BUILD UP our multilingual Ss so they KNOW how AWESOME they are! #powerofyet
— Katie Toppel, Ed.D. (@Toppel_ELD) September 7, 2018
Making Students’ Assets Our #1 Teaching Priority is by Valentina Gonzalez.
10 Ways to Value ELs’ Language Assets is from Tonya Ward Singer.