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ERIC Number: EJ914958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
A Large Cup of Insight: Educator Hones Student-Teacher Relationships One Sugary Coffee at a Time
Horsey, Daniel
Journal of Staff Development, v31 n4 p26-29 Aug 2010
The Academy of Urban Learning is a five-year-old charter school in Denver, Colorado, that has grown to serve about 100 high school students. Started by entrepreneur and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis to serve homeless youth, the school attempts to provide wraparound services to students with a variety of needs. In this article, the author describes how years of listening to high school students helps educators at the Academy of Urban Learning build skills in communicating with humanity and empathy. He also discusses the changes in the school's policies and practices which now reflect a more supportive atmosphere.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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