Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209683
Format: PDF
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This invaluable research-based guidebook illustrates how quality teaching can overcome the impact of low socioeconomic conditions and improve student performance dramatically. The authors present instructional techniques that require students to speak with skill, write with clarity and purpose, read with a critical eye, and listen with active engagement. Using six practical strategies, educators can overcome the odds and guide learners to success by: Setting high expectations for all students Making differentiation part of everything they do Challenging students to think critically Insisting on results-oriented goals

Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Author: A. Wade Boykin
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416613064
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students' race and class." In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children. Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results. If we want to bring about significant improvements in those outcomes, we have to do more to address the context in which learning takes place. In short, we must create schools where a child's race or class is no longer a predictor for how well he or she might perform.

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Carolyn J. Downey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412958970
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written for school leaders, this completely revised edition outlines detailed, research-based strategies for developing high-performing schools and fostering educational equity for all students.

Teaching As Leadership

Author: Teach For America
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593066
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A road map for teachers who strive to be highly effective leaders in our nation's classrooms Teach For America has fought the daunting battle of educational equity for the last twenty years. Based on evidence from classrooms across the country, they've discovered much about effective teaching practice, and distilled these findings into the six principles presented in this book. The Teaching As Leadership framework inspires teachers to: Set Big Goals; Invest Students and Their Families; Plan Purposefully; Execute Effectively; Continuously Increase Effectiveness; Work Relentlessly. The results are better educational outcomes for our nation's children, particularly those who live in low-income communities. Inspires educators to be leaders in their classrooms and schools Demystifies what it means to be an effective teacher, describes key elements of practice and provides a clear vision of success Addresses the challenges every teacher, in every classroom, faces on a daily basis An accompanying website includes a wealth of tools, videos, sample lessons, discussion boards, and case studies.

Closing the Achievement Gap

Author: Tiffany Chane'l Anderson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595334784
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap

Author: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412941830
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers school counselors a road map for increasing achievement and promoting equity and advocacy for all students by examining the social factors that contribute to academic failure.

Cultivating the Genius of Black Children

Author: Debra Sullivan
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605544051
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides the first practical, hands-on resource to help early childhood educators create learning environments in which black children thrive.

Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference

Author: Brian M. Pete
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1510701311
Format: PDF, Docs
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Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference by Brian Pete and Robin Fogarty, is about how the brain learns best and all the things teachers can do to facilitate the learning part of the teaching scene. This book presents a unique organization of Renate and Geoffrey Caine's twelve brain principles. The twelve principles are arranged in four specific quadrants. Each quadrant speaks to a particular aspect of the high-achieving classroom and highlights how instructional decisions are governed by the twelve principles.