Teaching To and For Diverse Populations
By Kathleen Hall Scanlon
“You have one weapon & one weapon only: Use it. It is your ability to teach.”
– Alice Walker
“My student teachers usually observe for two weeks before I give up my classes,” my 28-year-old cooperating teacher announced. I, however, expected to teach immediately. I’d just completed a stellar initial experience in Allentown after observing for a single day. As I departed Allen High, three tenth graders – two African Americans and one Latina – wished they could accompany me to Reading. I wondered why.
“You’ll see.” Read more