Teachers must build student relationships despite the great breadth in their cultural backgrounds. Dolores Greenawalt, a professor at Carroll University in Wisconsin, joins us to discuss her recent writing on building positive relationships… even when it seems impossible.
Later, we look at research data produced by the non-profit TNTP on the inequity of instructional practice. Their data shows huge differences in the instructional experience of students across race. We consider how TNTP’s recommendations for teaching practice could affect our classrooms.
The Peer Review looks at a popular story on EdWeek about addressing student name pronunciation. What does our approach to unfamiliar student names say to those students?
- First Segment – Student relationships with Dolores Greenawalt – 1:06
- Second Segment – Equity of instruction – 26:09
- Third Segment – Peer Review: How to approach student name pronunciation – 38:16
Dolores Greenawalt interview transcript
Wisconsin English Journal. (2017, October 29). Creating Positive Relationships in the Classroom, Even When It Seems Impossible. Retrieved October 1, 2018, from https://wisconsinenglishjournal.org/2017/10/28/greenawalt/
- Redefining the Culture: Understanding Nontraditional College Students (WEJ)
- Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: How self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat. (Sherman 2013)
- Stone Mountain: The Largest Confederate Monument Problem in the World (The New York Times)
- The Opportunity Myth (TNTP)
- Multiplication Is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (Delpit 2012)
- How a Detracked Mathematics Approach Promoted Respect, Responsibility, and High Achievement (Boaler 2006)
- Open and Closed Mathematics: Student Experiences and Understandings (Boaler 1998)
- Learn Free or Try – Two Pint PLC sense-making discussion
- Improving conceptual and procedural knowledge: The impact of instructional content within a mathematics lesson (Rittle 2016)
- Mispronouncing Students’ Names: A Slight That Can Cut Deep
We drink Pumpkin Ale, a special release seasonal from Schlafly in St. Louis, MO.