This article speaks to the dilemma faced by many teachers who teach marginalized students. The point of the article is that to be effective, a teacher needs to have both compassion and high expectations in order to help students overcome obstacles and succeed.Source
: Edutopia, June 26, 2019Description:
"For an equitable educator, it’s not only possible but imperative to be both compassionate and rigorous. It’s what students need from us, and what they want. Kids can tell when we’re lowering the bar. They want to reach high standards, and our compassion is an essential ingredient to get them there. Effective teaching demands that we strive to boost the achievement of marginalized students. Neither high expectations nor kind hearts can do the job alone. Zaretta Hammond calls the ideal educator a “warm demander”— one who focuses on building strong relationships with students, then draws on that wellspring of trust to hold students to high standards of deep engagement with course content."Read the full article here!