Two quotes frame this week’s second discussion:
“Treat everyone the same—differently.” (Littky, 2015, p. 155)
“Learning is to problem solve and think critically, to analyze and interpret different perspectives, to be creative and use the world as a tool to innovate, to be proficient in reading, writing, and math. Learning is expressing and working with the desire and interest to keep learning.” (Littky, 2015, p. 159)
Identify an idea you have generated based on your reading of this chapter that you believe you could implement in your classroom or professional practice, even in some small way. You might not be able to change the focus of the school; a major paradigm shift might not be in your control, but dream. What could you do that would result in the opportunity for deeper, more engaged learning for at least one of your students?
Reflect upon the quotes above by Littky (2015) and consider what two strategies you could use in your learning environment that would prompt your students to feel more adept at problem solving and critical thinking and enhance their desire to keep learning.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.
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Littky, D. (2015). Who wants a standardized child anyway? Treat everyone the same—differently. In A. M. Blankstein, P. Noguera, & L. Kelly (Eds.), Excellence through equity: Five principles of courageous leadership to guide achievement for every student (p. 155-162). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development.
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