Synopses & Reviews
This unique resource provides teachers with the tools they need to help all students reach higher levels of achievement. The authors present insights and strategies based on both their own experience, and current research about how teachers can best help struggling students become active, engaged learners. Discussion of the challenges faced by urban students and the importance of high expectations is followed by guidelines for how teachers can most effectively interact with their students.
In addition, the authors present:
o An extensive collection of practical strategies to increase student engagement
o Develop students' cognitive skills
o Empower students to take responsibility for their own learning
Numerous sample lesson plans for primary, middle, and secondary levels show teachers how to implement the strategies presented. The revised edition includes updated research, expanded explanations of effective strategies, additional lesson plans, and a new chapter on professional development.
This resource provides 'real' application of theory into practice. The strategies help enrich learning through student-friendly approaches that strengthen students' skills and promote self-direction. After reading this book and applying the strategies, my students are better learners, and I am a better teacher. -Dennis Kowalski, Director, Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center This book is extremely valuable for its application to African-American students' achievement. A must-have resource for every educator in teaching and learning. -Diana Daniels, President, National Council on Educating Black Children Empower urban students to reach higher levels of achievement Research on student achievement asserts that improvement begins with the expectations of the classroom teacher. Combining high expectations and research-based practices enables teachers to deliver high-quality education in any environment. What Is It About Me You Can't Teach? provides urban educators with the tools they need to help all students achieve successful educational outcomes. This second edition discusses the challenges faced by urban students, examines the research base that supports high expectations instruction, and provides countless practical strategies that can be implemented at all grade levels. The authors include: Strategies to help students become active, engaged learners Ways to help students to take control and responsibility for their own learning Methods for developing students' cognitive skills Sample lesson plans that demonstrate using the strategies at all levels A new chapter on professional development for urban educators
Sharpen your own knowledge and skills so that you caneffectively help your students reach higher levels of knowledge and achievement.
This second edition provides strategies to increase student engagement, develop cognitive skills, and empower students to take responsibility for their own learning.