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Literally Unbelievable Sneak Peek (Introduction & Chapter One): Stories from an East Oakland Classroom (Literally Unbelievable (Serialized) Book 1) By Bronwyn Harris,

  • Title: Literally Unbelievable Sneak Peek (Introduction & Chapter One): Stories from an East Oakland Classroom (Literally Unbelievable (Serialized) Book 1)
  • Author: Bronwyn Harris
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The inequality in American education is rapidly increasing, but statistics cannot possibly tell the whole story Bronwyn Harris was a new teacher thrust into a classroom mid year in the part of Oakland, California that the police call the Killing Zone Her teacher preparation classes had not covered making child abuse reports, teaching traumatized children, helping studeThe inequality in American education is rapidly increasing, but statistics cannot possibly tell the whole story Bronwyn Harris was a new teacher thrust into a classroom mid year in the part of Oakland, California that the police call the Killing Zone Her teacher preparation classes had not covered making child abuse reports, teaching traumatized children, helping students cope with difficult emotions, or keeping a class calm during a lockdown She had to make her own way as she learned to help parents advocate for their children in interactions with law enforcement and school officials, have parent conferences with intoxicated parents, and deal with a new principal every year Her students were surprising in many positive ways intelligent, hard working, funny, descriptive, loyal, and incredibly empathetic This book chronicles the ups and downs of the students she taught, as well as the toll this work took on her personally Her deep love for the children of Oakland comes across in the pages, as she writes I offer their stories to you in the hope that, together, we can find real world solutions to the inequity that plagues the education and daily lives of children all over America Not those kids Our kids Every one of them is worth fighting for My greatest hope is that people will see this and, like I have, will make it their own fight Presented in serialized form, this first installment includes Bronwyn s initial reaction to the neighborhood and her reasons for recording the students stories, as well as her own She explains why the school and home environments are crucial to learning and illustrates the continuous struggles that teachers in under resourced communities face The wealth of a community should not determine the educational outcome for a student Personal stories show how a caring teacher and support from the greater community can make a lasting difference.
    Literally Unbelievable Sneak Peek Introduction Chapter One Stories from an East Oakland Classroom Literally Unbelievable Serialized Book The inequality in American education is rapidly increasing but statistics cannot possibly tell the whole story Bronwyn Harris was a new teacher thrust into a classroom mid year in the part of Oakland

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    1. Literally Unbelievable is a compelling story a white, rookie teacher finds her way in teaching and into the hearts and community of the urban, violent neighborhood of East Oakland Elementary in Oakland, CA Not a Hollywood happy ending, the book conveys the kids stories with a mix of heartbreak and a few bright spots of success The author describes the challenges faced growing up amidst poverty, violence, and a scarcity of caring adults Her clear eyed retelling demands the critical self reflectio [...]

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