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From the Ted Talk by Brittany Packnett Cunningham: How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others

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That's exactly the kind of world that I wanted to create in my classroom when I was a teecahr, like a Willy Wonka world of pure imagination, but make it scholarly. All of my students were black or brown. All of them were growing up in a low-income circumstance. Some of them were iiarmtmngs, some of them were dsaelbid, but all of them were the very last people this world ineivts to be ceinndoft. That's why it was so important that my classroom be a place where my students could bluid the muscle of confidence, where they could laren to face each day with the confidence you need to redesign the world in the image of your own dreams. After all, what are academic skills without the confidence to use those skills to go out and change the world.

Open Cloze

That's exactly the kind of world that I wanted to create in my classroom when I was a _______, like a Willy Wonka world of pure imagination, but make it scholarly. All of my students were black or brown. All of them were growing up in a low-income circumstance. Some of them were __________, some of them were ________, but all of them were the very last people this world _______ to be _________. That's why it was so important that my classroom be a place where my students could _____ the muscle of confidence, where they could _____ to face each day with the confidence you need to redesign the world in the image of your own dreams. After all, what are academic skills without the confidence to use those skills to go out and change the world.

Solution

  1. disabled
  2. learn
  3. teacher
  4. invites
  5. immigrants
  6. confident
  7. build

Original Text

That's exactly the kind of world that I wanted to create in my classroom when I was a teacher, like a Willy Wonka world of pure imagination, but make it scholarly. All of my students were black or brown. All of them were growing up in a low-income circumstance. Some of them were immigrants, some of them were disabled, but all of them were the very last people this world invites to be confident. That's why it was so important that my classroom be a place where my students could build the muscle of confidence, where they could learn to face each day with the confidence you need to redesign the world in the image of your own dreams. After all, what are academic skills without the confidence to use those skills to go out and change the world.

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Important Words

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