Hacking Deficit Thinking in Schools

In this episode, we explore how to end deficit based-educational systems that disproportionately harm minoritized students and move from what’s wrong to what’s strong. Dr. Kelsie Reed and Dr. Byron McClure join me to reframe deficit thinking and provide practical strategies to move toward strength-based, equitable schools. Key elements include identifying deficit thinking, humanizing data, building on strengths, and changing systems not individuals.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit
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Rethinking Learning Differences Course Info

Course Description

In this activity, we explore how to end deficit based-educational systems that disproportionately harm minoritized students and move from what's wrong to what's strong. Dr. Kelsie Reed and Dr. Byron McClure join me to reframe deficit thinking and provide practical strategies to move toward strength-based, equitable schools. Key elements include identifying deficit thinking, humanizing data, building on strengths, and changing systems not individuals.

Instructor's bio

Dr. Byron McClure, D.Ed., is a nationally certified school psychologist and founder of Lessons For SEL. Dr. McClure speaks across the country and believes in shifting from what’s wrong to what’s strong. Dr. Kelsie Reed is a nationally certified school psychologist who works at the elementary school level in Maryland. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with her PhD in 2020 and was the recipient of two university awards for her dissertation titled, “Investigating Exclusionary Discipline: Teachers, Deficit Thinking, and Root Cause Analysis.” Dr. Reed is passionate about advancing educational equity for minoritized students, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, and identifying and implementing alternatives to suspension.
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Learning Objectives

  • Define deficit thinking.
  • Identify 3 reframes to support strength-based equity practices in schools.

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How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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