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Pedagogy of Inner City Youth

For five years, I worked at Inner City High School. The school is home to students from a diverse set of backgrounds. Over the years I have worked with students who are Cree, Blackfoot and M├ętis. I have worked with students who are LGBTQ2S and new immigrants. I have worked with students from "white working class" backgrounds. I have worked with students who are desperately fighting to survive through homelessness, trauma and addictions that are perpetuated by poverty and other social issues. Generally, the students I worked with at Inner City High are youth who have been abandoned and neglected by our society.

But the thing is, I'm not the only teacher who has worked with them. The type of student who attends Inner City High can be found in cities and towns across Alberta. They are the student who you are currently frustrated with. They are the student that you just don't understand. They are the student who told you to "F@ck off", when you told them to get…