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Home News Should You Use “At-Risk” to Describe Students?

Should You Use “At-Risk” to Describe Students?

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Story Source: Edutopia ~ Go to Original Article

The language we use in educational settings can be thorny. There’s plenty of evidence that pejorative labels—and well-intentioned descriptors that unconsciously emphasize student deficits—can negatively affect student performance, impacting self-esteem, confidence, and even cognitive processing.

So should you use the common phrase “at-risk” when talking about students of color, poor students, or students who have faced trauma?………..