By Jacquelyn L. McDaniel, The Urban Educator (April 2017)
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Dear Urban Educator,
The mission of this blog is to elucidate Culturally Relevant & Responsive Education and provide Instructional Resources that will help develop you into a socially just educator that:
1) Engages: Builds trust, respect, and buy-in with students, families, and communities.
2) Experiences: Uses students “cultural & community capital” to connect to content and other forms of cultural capital.
3) Educates (Enables): Develops academic, critical, & technological competencies.
4) Empowers Self: Discover hope, worthiness, and potentiality.
5) Enacts: Prepares students to participate in endeavors that provide opportunities to realize that through action, their efforts can possibly change the circumstances in the world in which they live.
6) Eases: Helps urban educators maneuver through the madness of a mandated scripted curriculum.
7) Eradicates: Attempts to close the “achievement gap” between students of color and students of the dominant culture of power in America.
It is our responsibility to “level the playing field”.
by using Culturally Relevant & Responsive Instructional Strategies and Resources such as…
If you were unable to answer one or both questions, have no fear, The Urban Educator is here…
to introduce you to one of my superpowers…
Engaging, empowering, and emancipating myself and urban school communities from the American High Stakes Penitentiary is one of my impenetrable passions. It is the electromotive force behind the creation and continued development of this website, http://www.urbaneducators.worpress.com, and the SBAC CHRONICLES (1)-PDF, a series devoted to the Supernova of High-Stakes Testing.
It would thereby be an honor to help educators, families, organizations, colleges, universities, and political leaders nourish assorted bouquets of concrete roses deeply rooted in urban communities around the World.
Like, Share, Dialogue, and Apply…
so that you may…
Engage, Empower, and Emancipate!
Jacquelyn McDaniel, The Urban Educator