Chapter 5 – Brookfield’s Skillful Teacher

I was going through the TED talks website tonight as I cannot fall asleep.  I found a great video that has Dena Simmons discussing about the imposter syndrome. This video is relevant to Chapter 5 in Brookfield’ Skillful Teacher as Brookfield discusses about minority students dealing with the imposter syndrome. Dena Simmons gives her personal experiences in growing up in Bronx, New York. For example, Dena Simmons describes her situation involving a white teacher who corrects her pronunciation of the word “asking.” This negative event had a huge impact on Dena Simmons’s life.

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