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Alesha L. Arscott

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  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too

  • Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
  • By: Christopher Emdin
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color, and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth the listen

  • By tarafarah7: Tara Brown on 08-27-17

A MUST READ....

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Reviewed: 04-10-17

A must read for anyone involved in the education of Black and Brown students. Emdin drops the mic in making his case that academic outcomes CANNOT come at the expense of students (and teachers) being and becoming their full authentic selves. In fact, outcomes will soar beyond your imagination when you prioritize and value the gifts that students bring. Furthermore, he lays out a clear framework with strategies and tactics you can begin implementing tomorrow. No excuses...let's transform education! #hiphoped

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  • Community

  • The Structure of Belonging
  • By: Peter Block
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities - businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government - do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long for connection but end up marginalized, their gifts overlooked, their potential contributions lost.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Refreshing Alternative to the Status Quo

  • By Marty on 07-01-11

Brilliant

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Reviewed: 04-10-17

This book will first upgrade the language you use to describe/discuss community, then challenge you every step of the way to destroy your traditional, "proven", yet deeply flawed approach, and reconstruct it using a more human-centered, emergent design with ownership and accountability. Warning: you will want to scribble and highlight every other sentence...brotha is oh so quotable.

  • The End of Average

  • How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness
  • By: Todd Rose
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how close we come to it or how far we deviate from it. The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don't even question it. That assumption, says Harvard's Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My first book in Audible and I got hooked

  • By Doc on 11-14-17

Huge, meaningful implications for education

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Reviewed: 02-09-16

The focus on the individual with the goal to be enabling self direction should be the outcome of k-12 and college education. I wanted to hear more about practical application in k-12, but a great overview of the neeed for this disruption in k12

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