Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks, Daniel Fisher
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Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks

Author: Daniel Fisher, Julia Freeland Fisher

Narrator: Heather Costa, Clayton M. Christensen

Unabridged: 5 hr 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Gildan Media

Published: 02/05/2019

Genre: Psychology - Interpersonal Relations

Synopsis

Relationships matter. Who You Know explores this simple idea to give teachers and school administrators a fresh perspective on how to break the pattern of inequality in American classrooms. It reveals how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Discussions about inequality often focus on achievement gaps. But opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity gaps are a function of not just what students know, but who they know. This book explores the central role that relationships play in young people's lives, and provides guidance for a path forward. Schools can: - Integrate student support models that increase access to caring adults in students' lives - Invest in learning models that strengthen teacher-student relationships - Deploy emerging technologies that expand students' networks to experts and mentors from around world Exploring the latest tools, data, and real-world examples, this book provides evidence-based guidance for educators looking to level the playing field and expert analysis on how policymakers and entrepreneurs can help.

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