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What Can Teachers Do to Highlight Student Assets & Not Their Deficits?

By Larry Ferlazzo — December 12, 2019 1 min read
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The new question-of-the-week is:

What can teachers do to help highlight student assets and not their deficits? In other words, what can teachers do to help create that mindset for themselves when they look at students and what can they do to help students develop the same view?


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