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This article hit home for me

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This article hit home for me because it holds all stakeholders accountable for students gaining a deeper knowledge of content. I agree that students' socioeconomic status, race, behavior or prior knowledge should not determine if they are capable of attaining deeper knowledge. I truly believe that all children are a gift and it is up to the teachers to pull that special gift out of each child. However, having only taught in urban schools, obstacles do get in the way of some children's learning that are at times outside of the teachers control. For example, a child who suffers from ADHD and is not given access to his/her medication has a very difficult time concentrating enough to learn on a deep level. Or if a child comes to school so angry that all he chooses to do is curse and fight, despite trying to teach, the teacher has a very difficult time getting the child to think about learning. I am not trying to make excuses for teachers, but real issues do unfortunately sometimes get in the way of a child's learning.

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Deeper Learning Yields Equity in Urban Schools

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This article speaks to me. I have been surrounded by some who believe that a deeper learning is simply impossible. Yet, I was able to gain insight from this article. Often times we enter classrooms that are quiet and almost immediately, one thinks that students are engaged in learning; however, who is doing the talking, is doing the learning. Learners need an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through not only written, but also verbal assessments. Students who are able to discuss a subject matter display deeper learning. The question is: How do we get to a deeper learning?
A quest for a deeper learning across the district must start from the top: central office. Once administrators have received adequate training, professional development must be made available to teachers that will utilize deeper learning instructional strategies in the classroom. I believe this can be done in any area whether urban, suburban, etc. Race isn’t a factor here, for everyone deserves the right to a deeper learning experience in order to better this country altogether.

We can not have equity until we address implicit biasis

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Good article.

If we expect our leaders and teachers to start a new habit of instruction we must name it as a priority, fund it, and support it.

What I found missing from this post about urban schools was the mention of race. If we want to have deeper learning throughout the system we must address implicit racism. (http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/presentation-implicit-bias-education/)
This area of study and growth needs the be one of the main pillars of reform in urban schools.
Unfortunately, those designing the reform are not aware of their own implicit basis, thus they are unable to lead nor partner with others who have experience in this area.
Luckily, the leader of the district I am working in sees this as a priority and is starting to support reform in this area.
We can have the best designed lessons,but if our own biases hinder the implementation then we will always have what we currently have.
Students do not care what we know until they know we care.

Good article. If we expect

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Good article.

If we expect our leaders and teachers to start a new habit of instruction we must name it as a priority, fund it, and support it.

What I found missing from this post about urban schools was the mention of race. If we want to have deeper learning throughout the system we must address implicit racism. (http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/presentation-implicit-bias-education/)
This area of study and growth needs the be one of the main pillars of reform in urban schools.
Unfortunately, those designing the reform are not aware of their own implicit basis, thus they are unable to lead nor partner with others who have experience in this area.
Luckily, the leader of the district I am working in sees this as a priority and is starting to support reform in this area.
We can have the best designed lessons,but if our own biases hinder the implementation then we will always have what we currently have.
Students do not care what we know until they know we care.

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