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:
Video: New TED-Talks PBS Education Show Exceeds My Expectations & Ten Minutes Is A “Must-Watch”
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: