Sunday, July 21, 2013

Finding the Answer to Education’s Problems in the Slums

Professional Development Sunday at Raki's Rad Resources

Recently, I posted about how my school is using Facebook and Pinterest as part of our professional development.  (See the whole post HERE.) I’ve decided to pass on some of the best videos and articles I come across to you each Sunday evening.  Here is this week’s professional development post:

What key educational ideas can we learn from low income schools?  Professional Development Sunday at Raki's Rad Resources.

As a teacher who taught in a low-income school for 4 years, this video had a great impact on me.  In this video, Charles Leadbeater talks about the lessons we can learn by looking into the programs designed to draw in students in extremely high poverty areas like the slums of Brazil and give students in these areas options other than gangs and the drug trade.  The creativity that comes out of necessity in these areas can teach those of us in luckier, higher income areas some key lessons to teach all of the children of the world.  I’d love to hear what you think after you watch this video!



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Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources