Dr. Teresa Hill: Ending Failure as a Default
Dr. Teresa Hill shares how in order to end the achievement gap, schools must first end the "failure as a default" mentality.
Dr. Teresa Hill of Illinois' South Holland School District 151 shares how in order to end the achievement gap, schools must first end the "failure as a default" mentality.
Dr. Teresa Hill has been motivated by educational inequity since she was a student. Although she was tracked into rigorous classes and pushed to attend Ivy League schools, she was frustrated that this wasn’t true for all of her peers. This frustration would lead her to pursue a lifelong career as an educator and author of Combating the Achievement Gap: Ending Failure as a Default in Schools.
Now, as a superintendent, Hill works hard to lead a district where no student encounters what she calls, “failure as a default” or a mindset that accepts that some groups of students are unlikely to succeed no matter how they are educated. Hill believes that all students are capable of success given the appropriate support and that this belief must be non-negotiable for educators.
In this episode, Hill shares how recognizing and dismantling the “failure as a default” mentality raises the bar for student success.
Check out Combating the Achievement Gap: Ending Failure as a Default in Schools by Dr. Hill wherever you purchase your books.
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