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"From the Ted Talk by Victor Rios: Help for kids the education system ignores"

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It was academic probation, not criminal probation. But what do tcheraes like Ms. Russ do to succeed with young people like the ones I study? I propose three strategies. The first: let's get rid of our dfeciit perspective in education. "These people come from a culture of volcneie, a culture of poverty. These people are at-risk; these people are truant. These people are epmty cinentraos for us to fill with knowledge. They have the problems, we have the solutions." Number two. Let's value the stories that young people bring to the sluoocoshhe. Their stories of overcoming insurmountable odds are so powerful. And I know you know some of these soerits. These very same stories and experiences already have grit, character and resilience in them. So let's help young people rnfiee those stories. Let's help them be proud of who they are, because our etadicuon system welcomes their families, their cultures, their communities and the silkl set they've learned to survive. And of course the third strategy being the most important: resources. We have to provide adequate resources to yuong people. Grit alone isn't going to cut it. You can sit there and tell me all you want, "Hey man, pick yourself up by the bootstraps." But if I was born without any straps on my boots —

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It was academic probation, not criminal probation. But what do ________ like Ms. Russ do to succeed with young people like the ones I study? I propose three strategies. The first: let's get rid of our _______ perspective in education. "These people come from a culture of ________, a culture of poverty. These people are at-risk; these people are truant. These people are _____ __________ for us to fill with knowledge. They have the problems, we have the solutions." Number two. Let's value the stories that young people bring to the ___________. Their stories of overcoming insurmountable odds are so powerful. And I know you know some of these _______. These very same stories and experiences already have grit, character and resilience in them. So let's help young people ______ those stories. Let's help them be proud of who they are, because our _________ system welcomes their families, their cultures, their communities and the _____ set they've learned to survive. And of course the third strategy being the most important: resources. We have to provide adequate resources to _____ people. Grit alone isn't going to cut it. You can sit there and tell me all you want, "Hey man, pick yourself up by the bootstraps." But if I was born without any straps on my boots —

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  2. refine
  3. violence
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  5. empty
  6. stories
  7. teachers
  8. skill
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  10. containers
  11. deficit

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It was academic probation, not criminal probation. But what do teachers like Ms. Russ do to succeed with young people like the ones I study? I propose three strategies. The first: let's get rid of our deficit perspective in education. "These people come from a culture of violence, a culture of poverty. These people are at-risk; these people are truant. These people are empty containers for us to fill with knowledge. They have the problems, we have the solutions." Number two. Let's value the stories that young people bring to the schoolhouse. Their stories of overcoming insurmountable odds are so powerful. And I know you know some of these stories. These very same stories and experiences already have grit, character and resilience in them. So let's help young people refine those stories. Let's help them be proud of who they are, because our education system welcomes their families, their cultures, their communities and the skill set they've learned to survive. And of course the third strategy being the most important: resources. We have to provide adequate resources to young people. Grit alone isn't going to cut it. You can sit there and tell me all you want, "Hey man, pick yourself up by the bootstraps." But if I was born without any straps on my boots —

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