Tagged with Poverty

”Hood School

My daughter teaches kindergarten in an all black, very poor neighborhood in North Memphis. It takes a special kind of person to work there, someone who understands and is somewhat fluent in the culture. I’ll give you an example. One of her students called another student the “N” word. She is white, so she asked … Continue reading »

Address Poverty to Improve Education

I ran across this article as i was updating the footnotes for my book The Power of Teams,which will be available by the end of the year. David Berliner’s ideas here aligned with my experience working in a city with a 25% poverty rate. I am glad to introduce you to his ideas. To transform … Continue reading »

Why I Love Teaching (and Learning)

All humans love to learn, at least their brains do. Sometimes we get turned off by ridicule, failure, or boredom. Luckily for me, I had many inspired and inspiring teachers. I’ve come to realize that it is almost impossible to teach what you are not, so inspiration and enthusiasm belong in the process, making learning … Continue reading »