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From the Ted Talk "Anindya Kundu: The boost students need to overcome obstacles"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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Open Cloze

And when we think of people like this, we should only think of them as exceptional, but not as exceptions. Thinking of them as exceptions ________ us of the collective responsibility to help students in _______ situations. When Presidents Bush, Obama and now even _____, have called education "the civil rights issue of our time," perhaps we should treat it that way. If schools were able to think about the agency that their students have and bring to the table when they push them, what students learn can become more ________ to their _____, and then they can tap into those ________ reservoirs of grit and character.

Solution

  1. relevant
  2. absolves
  3. internal
  4. lives
  5. similar
  6. trump

Original Text

And when we think of people like this, we should only think of them as exceptional, but not as exceptions. Thinking of them as exceptions absolves us of the collective responsibility to help students in similar situations. When Presidents Bush, Obama and now even Trump, have called education "the civil rights issue of our time," perhaps we should treat it that way. If schools were able to think about the agency that their students have and bring to the table when they push them, what students learn can become more relevant to their lives, and then they can tap into those internal reservoirs of grit and character.

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Important Words

  1. absolves
  2. agency
  3. bring
  4. bush
  5. called
  6. character
  7. civil
  8. collective
  9. education
  10. exceptional
  11. exceptions
  12. grit
  13. internal
  14. issue
  15. learn
  16. lives
  17. obama
  18. people
  19. presidents
  20. push
  21. relevant
  22. reservoirs
  23. responsibility
  24. rights
  25. schools
  26. similar
  27. situations
  28. students
  29. table
  30. tap
  31. thinking
  32. time
  33. treat
  34. trump