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"From the Ted Talk by Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

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And then, there were the ________, who were __________ afraid for their own safety, so they had low expectations for the students and themselves, and they were _______ unaware of their role in the destruction of the school's culture. This was the most troubling of all. You see, Ashley was right, and not just about her school. For far too many schools, for kids who live in poverty, their schools are really not schools at all. But this can ______. Let me tell you how it's being done at __________ Mansion High School. Anybody who's ever worked with me will tell you I am known for my slogans. (Laughter) So today, I am going to use three that have been paramount in our quest for change.

Solution

  1. strawberry
  2. change
  3. totally
  4. teachers
  5. incredibly

Original Text

And then, there were the teachers, who were incredibly afraid for their own safety, so they had low expectations for the students and themselves, and they were totally unaware of their role in the destruction of the school's culture. This was the most troubling of all. You see, Ashley was right, and not just about her school. For far too many schools, for kids who live in poverty, their schools are really not schools at all. But this can change. Let me tell you how it's being done at Strawberry Mansion High School. Anybody who's ever worked with me will tell you I am known for my slogans. (Laughter) So today, I am going to use three that have been paramount in our quest for change.

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collocation frequency
persistently dangerous 4
strawberry mansion 4
performing school 3
school day 3

Important Words

  1. afraid
  2. ashley
  3. change
  4. culture
  5. destruction
  6. expectations
  7. high
  8. incredibly
  9. kids
  10. laughter
  11. live
  12. mansion
  13. paramount
  14. poverty
  15. quest
  16. role
  17. safety
  18. school
  19. schools
  20. slogans
  21. strawberry
  22. students
  23. teachers
  24. today
  25. totally
  26. troubling
  27. unaware
  28. worked