Hacking Deficit Thinking with Byron McClure and Kelsie Reed

Dr. Byron McClure and Dr. Kelsie Reed, a pair of Nationally Certified School Psychologists, join us to discuss their new book, Hacking Deficit Thinking: 8 Reframes That Will Change The Way You Think About Strength-Based Practices And Equity In Schools.
The discussion includes:
  • “At-risk.” “Low.” “Title I Kids.” What are some harmful terms and why do we need to do away with them?
  • How educators can unlearn student blame and instead focus on student strengths.
  • “Everybody has somebody that they care about, everybody has something that they love, and when we allow students the opportunity to share those things with us, it helps us to see them in a different light.”
  • Humanizing your data.
  • Overcoming “deficit distortions.”
  • Educators deserve to flourish!
  • “It would be really difficult for an educator to be flourishing and their students to be languishing.”
This is an in-depth discussion that goes into most of the 8 reframes presented in the book. Listen in to hear some eye-opening insights.
Hacking Deficit Thinking is available from Times 10 Publications: https://www.10publications.com/hacking-deficit-thinking. Follow @hackingdeficits on Twitter to learn more.
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About the guests
Byron McClure, D.Ed., is a National Certified School Psychologist and Founder of Lessons For SEL, where he uses research and human-centered design thinking to build empathy, ideate, co-create solutions, and design equitable resources that put the needs of children front and center. McClure has presented across the country as a panelist, featured speaker, and keynote speaker. He believes in maximizing everyone's limitless potential. Follow him on Twitter @SchoolPsychLife
Kelsie Reed is a nationally certified school psychologist who presently works in Prince George's County Public Schools in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Reed is passionate about advancing educational equity for minoritized students, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, and identifying and implementing alternatives to suspension. She has presented at the community, state, and national levels on school discipline practices. Follow her on Twitter @drkelsiereed and Instagram @dr.kelsiereed.
About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies LLC. He is a leadership development and performance coach for professionals in a range of industries and consults with organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry to help communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano and LinkedIn

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Dr. Byron McClure
Dr. Byron McClure
Psychologist | Founder | Speaker | Best-selling Published Author on a mission to shift from what’s wrong to what’s strong
Dr. Kelsie Reed
Dr. Kelsie Reed
Biracial School Psychologist | Racial Equity Activist | Co-Author of Hacking Deficit Thinking | Co-Founder of @bestrengthbased 👩🏽‍🏫 she/her
Hacking Deficit Thinking with Byron McClure and Kelsie Reed