Close the Achievement Gap: Simple Strategies That Work

Close the Achievement Gap: Simple Strategies That Work

by Brian M. Pete, Robin J. Fogarty
     
 

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Discover basic strategies that promote student achievement in low-performing classrooms!

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

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Discover basic strategies that promote student achievement in low-performing classrooms!

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

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From the Introduction
"Society must come to believe that it is possible for all students to achieve. When a given population decides it is possible, children not only learn but they also thrive. "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632205513
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
03/17/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Brian M.Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning,Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.

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