When Will We Stop Vilifying the Children & Families We Say We Aim To Lift Up?
Author: Adria Husband
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Think for a moment about an example of a “great” teacher you may have had or know of. Now think of an example of an “exceptional” school you attended or visited. The common thread in each of those scenarios will be consistent with the truth of the bolded statement above. Those superhero Teachers and Principals that we highlight in videos like purple unicorns – they display these values. They actually love children, not just the children that look like them. Not just the children that come from “good” 2 parent homes. Not just the children who do not live in poverty-stricken communities. Not just the children who do not have physical, emotional or mental health needs. Not just the children who perform well on standardized tests to make them look good. But they love and believe in ALL children.
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