REACHING AND TEACHING STUDENTS IN POVERTY

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Reaching And Teaching Students In Poverty

Author : Paul C. Gorski
ISBN : 9780807772218
Genre : Education
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“This is the 'poverty book' I’ve been waiting for. It provides powerful, clear-eyed analysis of why economic inequities exist and persist, and practical classroom-tested guidance for teachers and leaders who care to make a difference. Paul Gorski’s voice is passionate, accessible, politically astute, and (I hope) impossible to ignore.” —Gary Howard, founder of the REACH Center and author of We Can't Teach What We Don't Know, Second Edition “This book should be required reading for all teachers! In his wonderfully readable, highly lucid analysis of poverty and social class, Paul Gorski gently but firmly redirects teachers away from damaging ways of seeing students and families who live in poverty, toward a vision of respect that champions equity and enables young people to bloom in the classroom.” —Christine Sleeter,professor emerita, California State University Monterey Bay and immediate past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education “Finally! A book that helps educators not only learn about the devastating impact of poverty on children’s lives, but also helps them think about what they can do—in the words of author Paul Gorski—right now as well as in the future to help improve the life chances of young people living in poverty. Highly readable and comprehensive, Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty will be a welcome addition to school, university, and community bookshelves.” —Sonia Nieto,professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “From one of the smartest scholars on poverty and education comes this engaging, relatable, and thoroughly researched book that every educator and school leader should read. Paul Gorski makes vivid and compelling how and why poverty matters, where and when we've gone wrong with current reforms, and perhaps most important, what we can do in our schools and classrooms to ensure that every child receives the very best education that our nation has to offer. Read and share it today.” —Kevin Kumashiro, Dean, School of Education, University of San Francisco, author of Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture The author draws from decades of research to deconstruct popular myths, misconceptions, and educational practices that undercut the achievement of low-income students. He carefully describes the challenges that students in poverty face and the resiliencies they and their families draw upon. Most importantly, this book provides specific, evidence-based strategies for teaching youth by creating equitable, bias-free learning environments. Written in an appealing conversational tone, this resource will help teachers and school leaders to better reach and teach students in poverty. Book Features: A conceptual framework for creating equitable educational opportunities for low- and middle-income youth.Instructional strategies based on an analysis of more than 20 years of research on what works (and what doesn’t work).A depiction of teachers, not as the problem when it comes to the achievement gap, but as champions of students.Activities such as a Poverty and Class Awareness Quiz.
Category: Education

Closing The Achievement Gap

Author : Tiffany Chane'l Anderson
ISBN : 9780595334780
Genre : Education
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Offers strategies for educators who want to increase performance standards of African American students in high poverty environments, including increasing parental involvement, setting high expectations, and teaching listening skills.
Category: Education

It S Being Done In Social Studies

Author : Lara Willox
ISBN : 9781641134408
Genre : Education
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After a recent CUFA conference, many social studies teacher educators came to realize that pre-service teachers are skeptical of calls to integrate sensitive topics in the curriculum because they do not see it in their field experiences. The purpose of this edited book is to share examples of Pre/K - 12 grade teachers, schools, or school systems that infuse race, class, gender and sexuality in the curriculum. This book offers concrete examples of social studies teachers, schools and schools systems committed to the inclusion of topics often deemed as sensitive or controversial. Care was taken to provide examples from diverse geographic areas, school types (public, charter, private etc.), and grade levels. Researchers teamed with practicing professionals to highlight teachers and schools that successfully integrate race, class, gender and/or sexuality in the curriculum. The chapters provide specific examples of content inclusion, share high leverage practices, and provide advice for others infusing race, class, gender, and sexuality in the curriculum.
Category: Education

Reaching And Teaching All Instrumental Music Students

Author : Kevin Mixon, national board-certified teacher, composer and author of “Reaching and Teaching All Instrumental Students”
ISBN : 9781607099086
Genre : Music
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Reaching and Teaching All Instrumental Music Students draws from credible research and established approaches to offer practical applications for the variety of music classrooms teachers face today, many of which are not ideal. Kevin Mixon shares successful techniques for recruiting and retention, garnering program support, teaching for diverse learning styles and exceptional students, classroom management, and teaching notation, composition, and improvisation.
Category: Music

Promoting Social Justice Through The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning

Author : REBECCA LISTON
ISBN : 9780253031327
Genre : Education
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How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social justice. The collection features contributions by an array of educators and scholars, highlighting the various ways that learners and teachers can prepare for and engage with social justice concerns. The essays offer reflections on the value of SoTL in relation to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives, and a range of classroom practices. Although the contributors work in a variety of disciplines and employ different theoretical frameworks, they are united by the conviction that education should improve our lives by promoting equity and social justice.
Category: Education

Assault On Kids And Teachers

Author : Roberta Ahlquist
ISBN : 1433132826
Genre : Education
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In Assault on Kids and Teachers, educators from across the United States push back against the neoliberal school reform movements that are taking the "public" out of public education, demonizing teachers, and stealing from youth the opportunity for an equitable, just, and holistic education. Contributors, including teachers, educational and community activists, teacher educators, critical education scholars, and others, expose how racism, economic injustice, and other forms of injustice are created and recreated both locally and nationally through educational policies more intent on turning schools into profit centers and undermining teacher unions than on strengthening public schools. Topics include the privatization of public schools, the growing influence of grit ideology on school practices, zero tolerance policies and the school-to-prison pipeline, Teach For America, the lies behind the charter school movement, and the damage TPAs are doing to teacher education. Beyond leveling critiques at these and other troubling trends and practices, though, contributors describe the many sites and forms of resistance emerging in response to these assaults on kids and teachers from students, parents, teachers, and other concerned people. Assault on Kids and Teachers is both a call for deeper understandings of anti-democratic and regressive school reform initiatives and an invitation into movements for putting the "public" back into public education.
Category: Education

Reaching And Teaching All Children

Author : Robert Leo Sinclair
ISBN : UOM:39015040624226
Genre : Education
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This book presents the findings of the National Coalition of Equality in Learning, an experiment involving over sixty diverse elementary and secondary schools in the US, created to help educators attack the persistent problems of inequity experienced by poor and minority students in education today.
Category: Education

Engaging Students With Poverty In Mind

Author : Eric Jensen
ISBN : 9781416615729
Genre : Education
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In this galvanizing follow-up to the best-selling Teaching with Poverty in Mind, renowned educator and learning expert Eric Jensen digs deeper into engagement as the key factor in the academic success of economically disadvantaged students. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind reveals * Smart, purposeful engagement strategies that all teachers can use to expand students' cognitive capacity, increase motivation and effort, and build deep, enduring understanding of content. * The (until-now) unwritten rules for engagement that are essential for increasing student achievement. * How automating engagement in the classroom can help teachers use instructional time more effectively and empower students to take ownership of their learning. * Steps you can take to create an exciting yet realistic implementation plan. Too many of our most vulnerable students are tuning out and dropping out because of our failure to engage them. It's time to set the bar higher. Until we make school the best part of every student's day, we will struggle with attendance, achievement, and graduation rates. This timely resource will help you take immediate action to revitalize and enrich your practice so that all your students may thrive in school and beyond.
Category: Education

Decolonizing Multicultural Counseling Through Social Justice

Author : Rachael D. Goodman
ISBN : 9781493912834
Genre : Psychology
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Multicultural counseling and psychology evolved as a response to the Eurocentrism prevalent in the Western healing professions and has been used to challenge the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs commonly embedded in counseling and psychology. Ironically, some of the practices and paradigms commonly associated with “multiculturalism” reinforce the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology approaches were created to correct. In Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice, counseling and psychology scholars and practitioners examine this paradox through a social justice lens by questioning and challenging the infrastructure of dominance in society, as well as by challenging ourselves as practitioners, scholars, and activists to rethink our commitments. The authors analyze the ways well-meaning clinicians might marginalize clients and contribute to structural inequities despite multicultural or cross-cultural training, and offer new frameworks and skills to replace the essentializing and stereotyping practices that are widespread in the field. By addressing the power imbalances embedded in key areas of multicultural theory and practice, contributors present innovative methods for revising research paradigms, professional education, and hands-on practice to reflect a commitment to equity and social justice. Together, the chapters in this book model transformative practice in the clinic, the schools, the community, and the discipline. Among the topics covered: Rethinking racial identity development models. Queering multicultural competence in counseling. Developing a liberatory approach to trauma counseling. Decolonizing psychological practice in the context of poverty. Utilizing indigenous paradigms in counseling research. Addressing racism through intersectionality. A mind-opening text for multicultural counseling and psychology courses as well as other foundational courses in counseling and psychology education, Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice challenges us to let go of simplistic approaches, however well-intended, and to embrace a more transformative approach to counseling and psychology practice and scholarship.
Category: Psychology

Poor Students Rich Teaching

Author : Eric Jensen
ISBN : 1947604635
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There are three critical characteristics to know about poverty and education: The devastating effects of poverty are accelerating. Poverty affects both you and your students in multiple adverse ways. You have the power to reverse the academic impact poverty has on your students, and this comprehensive resource will show you how. In this revised and updated edition, two of Eric Jensen's top-selling books (Poor Students, Rich Teaching and Poor Students, Richer Teaching) have been merged into one must-read resource. Dr. Eric Jensen clearly defines seven mindsets essential for reaching economically disadvantaged students and shares corresponding strategies for ensuring college and career readiness for all learners, regardless of socioeconomic status. Motivate students to learn in the face of poverty using mindsets in the classroom: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. Learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity. Gain seven high-impact mindsets that bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, engagement mindset, positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset. Build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target. Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn and are engaged for success. Contents: Part One: Why the Relational Mindset? Chapter 1: Personalize the Learning Chapter 2: Connect Everyone for Success Chapter 3: Show Empathy Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Relational Mindset Part Two: Why the Achievement Mindset? Chapter 4: Set Gutsy Goals Chapter 5: Give Fabulous Feedback Chapter 6: Persist With Grit Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Achievement Mindset Part Three: Why the Positivity Mindset? Chapter 7: Boost Optimism and Hope Chapter 8: Build Positive Attitudes Chapter 9: Change the Emotional Set Point Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Positivity Mindset Part Four: Why the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset? Chapter 10: Engage Voice and Vision Chapter 11: Set Safe Classroom Norms Chapter 12: Foster Academic Optimism Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset Part Five: Why the Enrichment Mindset? Chapter 13: Manage the Cognitive Load Chapter 14: Develop Better Thinking Skills Chapter 15: Enhance Study Skills and Vocabulary Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Enrichment Mindset Part Six: Why the Engagement Mindset? Chapter 16: Engage for Maintenance and Stress Chapter 17: Engage for Setup and Buy-In Chapter 18: Engage to Build Community Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Engagement Mindset Part Seven: Why the Graduation Mindset? Chapter 19: Support Alternative Solutions Chapter 20: Prepare for College and Careers Parting Wisdom: Lock in the Graduation Mindset
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