S3 - 05. Developing an asset orientation with Lani Horn


In this episode, math education professor Lani Horn shares with us what it means to have an asset orientation towards students, contrasting it with a deficit orientation, and helping Bethany and Dan understand the many ways students experience one or the other. Their conversation hit both high notes and low notes and included a challenge that Bethany and Dan both found extremely valuable for helping a teacher develop an asset orientation towards their students.

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What Lani Horn says about math

“An asset orientation is looking for students' strengths and trying to work from those strengths as a basis for your teaching. ”

- Lani Horn
Professor of Mathematics Education, Vanderbilt University Peabody College

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