Both Sides of the Gap
In case you missed it . . .
Ashley Lamb-Sinclair, 2016 Kentucky State Teacher of the Year . . . and National Blogging Collaborative Coach, was featured on the Education Trust blog last month. A master storyteller, Ashley recounted an experience where she listened to stories of students — some her own and some guests born in refugee camps, fleeing war and unrest. Seeing her students captivated and listening she recognized,
“There is power in a story.”
In this important, complex, and beautiful post, Ashley shares her story and the impact it has had on her teaching philosophy and, ultimately, on her students, and simultaneously teaches an important lesson about the inequity inherent in or education system.
You don’t want to miss this!
Closing the achievement, opportunity, learning, and belief gaps — remedying these appalling inequities in our education system — means not just providing opportunities for those students from tough circumstances, but also starting some tough conversations in our privileged, mostly white classrooms.