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Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Lifeby Baruti K Kafele
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For teachers, Kafele, an educational consultant and principal who has extensive experience as a teacher, outlines strategies for helping black male students in middle and high school value learning, improve their grades, and boost self-worth. Based on his experiences, as well as research and professional development workshops he conducted, he details ways to meet these students' needs in the classroom, such as by understanding motivation, learning styles, parental involvement, and teacher attitudes; dealing with community, family, and self-identity crises they face; and developing an empowerment program. There is no index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
If you've ever been uncertain about what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations, then here's a book that will forever change your approach to these students and equip you with a whole new plan for motivating black males to achieve in school and in life. Award-winning educator and author Baruti K. Kafele draws from his 20 years of experience in teaching black males and turning around troubled urban schools to explain:
Why the challenges of educating black male students are different from educating other student populations.
What all black male students need in their classroom experiences.
How to assess your own attitudes and abilities to educate black males.
Which major problems outside of school could change the way you teach black males.
How to address the root causes of black male self-identity.
Why and how to develop a young men's empowerment program.
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