"We get to know the kids intimately- what their strengths and weaknesses are- and we work with them individually [...]. Assessments leads to support." (pg.164)
The overall message Kirp entails in chapter 6 draws my attention to the importance of incorporating the identity of student's into the teaching curriculum. As educators it's important to connect with our students and reassure them that yes, we are here to teach and help them understand new material, but that we also care about their well being. Our students are everyday people as well, their lives don't center only in classrooms. In order to help strive our student's academic performance we need to be able to understand who they are and what community they belong to.