Today in class, we had an excellent discussion in both sections regarding the kinds of discourses about students from challenging backgrounds that one finds in schools and the kinds of ‘difficult’ discourses that are required for a teacher to be successful. Below is a link to the power point presentation, with the comments from class included. These would be an important resource when we come to the point of putting together the ‘intervention’ assignment for students with no purpose for education.Getting Beneath the surface