Building Student Resilience K 8

Author: Gabe Simon
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284458
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Proven strategies for helping students rebound from risk An experienced teacher and principal of a Title I school, Gabe Simon provides classroom practitioners, support team specialists, and all levels of schools leaders with numerous strategies for forging strong relationships and providing scaffolded supports to help students rebound from risk. Included are: Compelling descriptions of research on the link between resiliency and academic achievement The most important steps educators can take to build students' resiliency Game plans for creating caring school-wide teams and classroom structures that engage students Comments and perspectives from students considered to be at risk

Resilience Begins with Beliefs

Author: Sara Truebridge
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772976
Format: PDF, ePub
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As adults working in schools, educators’ beliefs translate into messages, actions, and behaviors that can enhance or impede student success. This book affirms why beliefs are so important and why it is imperative to spend time focusing on, reflecting upon, and affecting educators’ beliefs—especially about students’ resilience. The author draws from her extensive experience in research, policy, and practice to present a wealth of information, strategies, and tools to help educators transfer current resilience theory and research into practice. Unfortunately, being an educator is not always publically supported, financially rewarded, or highly valued. Responding to these circumstances, Resilience Begins with Beliefs is an effective resource to support the resilience of the teachers and administrators working in our schools, as well as to facilitate any environment conducive to greater learning and life outcomes for all students. “In this book, Sara provides clear tools, techniques, and strategies that can actually take something as elusive as beliefs and make it something understandable and embraceable in a concrete context. Furthermore, this book is not only written for teachers but also for educators, administrators, and policymakers in education at all levels—federal, state, and local. In fact, I feel that this book would be a beneficial resource for anyone working within any human service system.” —From the Foreword by Bonnie Benard, Author, with over 25 years of experience promoting the concept of resilience based practice nationally and internationally. “Truebridge has provided a gift to the field, bridging scientific evidence with everyday practice in schools toward maximizing resilience. She eloquently describes the enormous potential of authentic, caring relationships with teachers, and the critical need for teachers to be supported themselves in their ‘caretaking roles.’ With specific implementation directions provided, this is a must-read for educators at all levels of children’s development, from preschool through the end of high school.” —Suniya Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University. “Resilience Begins with Beliefs is a splendid book that is strongly recommended for anyone involved in, or even just interested in, education. It is research based but also immensely practical and very engagingly written. Major environmental positives that apply to schools, as well as to other settings, are caring relationships, high expectations, and opportunities to participate, contribute, and take responsibility. This book integrates all of this in a most interesting and helpful way. It is a marvellous achievement.” —Sir Michael Rutter, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Institute of Psychiatry, London Book Features: Identifies concrete strategies for harnessing resilience in classrooms and schools. Encourages and promotes reader interaction with reflection questions in every chapter. Offers format suggestions for preservice and professional development programs. Provides many user-friendly features, such as personal reflection ideas for facilitators and participants, and a resilience-in-practice checklist. Sara Truebridge is an education consultant and researcher with over 20 years of classroom experience. Prior to teaching, she was the legislative analyst for education in the New York State Senate and the special assistant to the New York State Secretary of State. She also serves as an education consultant to films, including Race to Nowhere and Love, Hate, Love.

Relationship Driven Classroom Management

Author: John M. Vitto
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148336089X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Positive teacher-student relationships are an important factor in increasing student achievement and motivation as well as decreasing a student's risk of dropping out, substance abuse, bullying, and violence. Learn how to proactively and positively manage your classroom and students and build on their inherent strengths and talents. Relationship-Driven Classroom Management is the only book to combine resiliency, classroom management, and discipline into one user-friendly format suitable for all teachers. The chapter material covers both preventive strategies and reactive strategies, including: Attributes of relationship-driven teachers Strengthening relationships with students Teaching and modeling social-emotional skills Cultivating student responsibility Creating and implementing effective consequences Building relationships with difficult and resistant students

Resilience building Schools for At risk Youth

Author: Maura A. Mulloy
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The goal of this book is to convince overburdened school leaders and educators of the value of shifting toward a resilience-based approach, which cultivate the broad social, emotional, and motivational foundations of academic success in simple and low-cost ways. The book will demonstrate how this approach dovetails with research conclusions from the fields of education, psychology, and public health regarding the conditions that effectively bring about individuals' achievement, well-being, and positive development. It will also detail the common-sense simplicity (and affordability!) of the resilience-building approach and show how effective such an approach can be in helping at-risk students succeed" (page xiii).

Resiliency in Action

Author: Nan Henderson
Publisher: Resiliency In Action
ISBN: 9780966939439
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to build bounce-back kids, families, schools, and communities is the theme of Resiliency In Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families, and Communities. It is edited by internationally recognized resiliency expert, trainer, and consultant Nan Henderson, M.S.W., whose publications are used in more than 25 countries. The book is a research-based, practical guide for educators, counselors, parents, community organizers, and mentors and is filled with the latest strategies for helping children, families, schools, and communities bounce back from risk, stress, trauma, and adversity.More than two dozen experts in the fields of child, family, organizational, and community resiliency contributed to the book, which challenges a widely accepted myth about people especially young people, who experience risks, stress, trauma, and adversity in their lives, according to Henderson. Contrary to popular opinion, the majority of these individuals, over time, do bounce back and do well. There is a growing body of scientific research from several fields that documents this fact and yields important information as to what can be done every day to facilitate this process of overcoming.This book is really three books in one: it contains the most recent research, hands-on and practical strategies, and stories of resilient individuals and best practices. The book includes 60 chapters grouped in seven sections: The Foundations of Resiliency, Resiliency and Schools, Resiliency and Communities, Resiliency Connections (Mentoring, Support, and Counseling), Resiliency and Youth Development, Resiliency and Families, and Resiliency and the Brain.

Poor Students Rich Teaching

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781936764518
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book "presents effective, research-based instructional strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, graduate college or [are] career ready." - back cover.

No Child Left Behind and Other Federal Programs for Urban School Districts

Author: Richard C. Hunter
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0762312998
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is designed to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and disadvantaged children through its Title I program. Title I provides disadvantaged students with compensatory education. Only Title I schools are required to meet NCLB accountability guidelines but some states apply federal accountability guidelines to non-Title I schools; and states must separate achievement test scores by racial subgroups. The book explores models to achieve equity in Title I schools. The authors define what is required of states in Title I schools. The NCLB guidelines are flexible: states may confine their accountability involvement to Title I schools only and limit the number of Title I schools in their state; states may establish their own standardized tests and establish their own racial subgroups. The authors examine how each state reacts and implements NCLB accountability standards, and challenges to these guidelines in the courts and in the body politics by states. The text examines the achievements of NCLB, and the implications of the Act. The text also reviews implications for a larger immigrant population that did not exist in 1965 when Title I was originally enacted by Congress; and the impact of globalization the educational needs of the country. It explores models to achieve equity under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

Resilience and Vulnerability

Author: Suniya S. Luthar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001618
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores positive adaptation in at-risk children, providing suggestions for intervention and social policy.

Handbook for Working with Children and Youth

Author: Michael Ungar
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452214654
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.

Songs of Resilience

Author: Andy Brader
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443827592
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The chapters of this book form a persuasive chorus of social practices that advocate the use of music to build a capacity for resilience in individuals and groups. As a whole they exemplify music projects that share common features aligned with an ecological view of reform in health, education and social work systems. Internationally renowned and early career academics have collaborated with practitioners to sing ‘Songs of Resilience’; some of which are narratives that report on the effects of music practices for a general population, and some are based on a specific approach, genre or service. Others are quite literally ‘songs’ that demonstrate aspects of resilience in action. The book makes the connection between music and resilience explicit by posing the following questions—Do music projects in education, health and social services build a measurable capacity for resilience amongst individuals? Can we replicate these projects’ outcomes to develop a capacity for resilience in diverse cultural groups? Does shared use of the term ‘resilience’ help to secure funding for innovative musical activities that provide tangible health, education and social outcomes?