The first days of school: How to be an effective teacher

Teach For America. (2011). Diversity, community, & achievement. Retrieved from http://www.teachingasleadership.org/sites/default/files/Related-Readings/DCA_2011.pdf
Pages 30-31 Please scroll down to document page numbers, not pdf page numbers, and read section titled “The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Low Expectations – Redux.
Accessible version of required page numbers available for download: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Low Expectations” (pdf) The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of Low Expectations” (pdf) – Alternative Formats
This document is a wealth of information on the topic of educational equity. Although you are not being asked to read it in its entirety for this assignment, please consider reading through it at some point prior to your program completion.
Wong, H. K., & Wong, R. T. (2009). The first days of school: How to be an effective teacher (4th ed.).
Pages 37-44
Response: Pick at least one “one-liner” (quote) from the readings that speaks to you about the idea of eliminating a deficit perspective (or adopting a strength-based perspective).
Why is this quote important for effective teaching and increased student learning?
How is or isn’t the truth or idea in the quote evident in your student teaching classroom?

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