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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:

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Important New Study Looks At Assets, Not Deficits, Of Teen “Defiance”

Getting Organized Around Assets

A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits

Very Important New Report On Looking At ELLs Through A Lens Of Assets & Not Deficits

Study Finds Another Reason To Look At ELLs Through Lens Of “Assets”: They Are Likely To Be More Creative

Students Seeing Assets, Not Deficits, In Their Neighborhoods

Response: ‘Respecting Assets That ELLs Bring To A School Community’

Looking For Assets, Not Deficits

Focusing On Neighborhood Assets — One Of My Favorite Lessons!

A Prime Example Of English Language Learner Assets

English-Learners Are Assets, John B. King Jr. Tells Educators in Bilingual Address is from Education Week.

The Positive Impact Of English Language Learners At An Urban School

A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching ESL is from Cult of Pedagogy.

From Deficiency to Strength: Shifting the Mindset about Education Inequality is by Yong Zhao.

The “Genius” Of English Language Learners

I’m adding these two tweets (my first one is commenting on the second one) to this list:

Can a Difficult Childhood Enhance Cognition? is from The Atlantic.

 

The Best Reports On The New “Lost Einsteins” Study

Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths is from Embracing Life With Major Revisions.

New Study Finds That Teens Can Learn A New Language As Quickly As Younger Children

Making the Ethical Leap to Strengths-Based IEPs is from Middleweb.

How refugee children make American education stronger is from The Conversation.

A Great Post On Seeing Assets Instead Of Deficits