Another Inconvenient Truth: Race and Ethnicity Matter

University professors and researchers Willis Hawley and Sonia Nieto breakdown issues and misconceptions that some educators have about dealing with issues of race and ethnicity in the classroom. They offer three race- and ethnicity-conscious strategies for school improvement, centered around understanding the diverse backgrounds of all students in the classroom. Hawley and Nieto conclude by…

High Expectations for All

Robert J. Marzano quickly and succinctly addresses the differentiated treatment that stems from inherent biases and suggests ways that teachers can overcome them. He outlines a four step procedure: Identify students for whom you have low expectations. Identify similarities in students. Identify differential treatment of low-expectancy students. Treat low-expectancy and high-expectancy students the same. Author:¬†Robert…