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February 21, 2010 3:30 PM Subscribe
How to prime my struggling learners for success?
posted by toodleydoodley to education (10 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am finishing a teaching certification and will be looking for a job in the fall. In addition to my anticipated specialties - Middle grades integrated, 6-12 English, K-12 Spanish - I plan to add endorsements in ESOL and Reading.
I am most interested in teaching mainstreamed struggling students, including English Language Learners and students of lower Socio-Economic Status. In addition to what I hope will be rigorous and valid educational techniques, I would like to make my classroom as hopeful and inspirational a place as possible.
Among other things, I would like to use as many non-white people as possible in my examples, and use positive priming in verbal exercises before starting the lesson. I am also interested in integrating the work of influential non-white educators into my pedagogy.
Also also, I am white. No way around it.
The actual Questions:
- Do you use priming in your classroom? If so, how?
- Where are good resources for non-white exemplary people? Bonus for those still alive/active or otherwise modern?
- Who are some influential non-white educators/education experts (besides Harry Wong)?