Shared Language to Improve Students’ Thinking Strategies
The Urban Assembly is a nonprofit organization that has created a network of 23 public secondary schools and serves over 9,000 students from under-resourced neighborhoods across New York City. The Urban Assembly is dedicated to empowering underserved students by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for college and career success. When looking for innovative ways to prepare students for success after high school, The Urban Assembly began a partnership with EPIC to explicitly embed key cognitive strategies into the classroom.
WHAT’S YOUR OPINION? THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: STUDENT VOICE
Across the country, students are calling for educational approaches that reflect who and where they are and who and where they come from. Their willingness to participate in both systemic ways (attending school board meetings) and in public displays of protest provide opportunities for schools to examine the educative potential of student voice, critical consciousness, and civic engagement.
NEWS FROM THE FIELD. UNPACKING ALL: A GUIDED PROTOCOL
ALL – Is it just the latest slogan or term that we throw around loosely in education? It sounds good; all students college and career ready, what is our school doing to prepare all students, all students prepared for a bright and successful future. But do we really mean all? Why should we unpack the word all?
WHAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS MONTH…
The Power of Starting with ‘Yes’
The Power Of ‘Hello’
When he was a child, Howard White’s mother taught him the importance of a simple, polite greeting. Now an executive at Nike, White believes everyone he meets deserves to be acknowledged. For him, that begins with “hello.”
The Power of Simple Words
Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren’t always the best words. In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message.