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Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most [NOOK Book]

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Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs that test our skills and try our patience. In Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most, veteran educator Jeffrey Benson shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections in teaching the students who most need our help. This essential guide includes * Detailed portraits based on real-life students whose serious challenges inhibited their classroom ...
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Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

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Overview

Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs that test our skills and try our patience. In Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most, veteran educator Jeffrey Benson shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections in teaching the students who most need our help. This essential guide includes * Detailed portraits based on real-life students whose serious challenges inhibited their classroom experience--and how they eventually achieved success; * Strategies for how to analyze students' challenges and develop individualized plans to help them discover a sense of comfort with learning--with in-depth examples of plans in action; * Recommendations for teachers and support team on how to gain skills and support and not lose hope through the ups and downs of the work; and * Specific advice for administrators on constructing systems and procedures that give all our students the best chance for success. Just as teaching the students who challenge us is among our most frustrating experiences as educators, sticking with students until they finally "get it" is among our most rewarding. In Hanging In, you'll find the inspiration and field-tested ideas necessary to create a patient and supportive environment for even the most demanding cases in the classroom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416617617
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 1/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 480,997
  • File size: 567 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Toni: Absolutes and Teachable Moments

Chapter 2: Charlie and Dean: Creative Transitions

Chapter 3: Rosa: Sitting Together in Silence

Chapter 4: Marcus: Adults Always Have Ulterior Motives

Chapter 5: Paul: His Chaos, Staff Patience

Chapter 6: Cedric: Performing but Not Learning

Chapter 7: Amanda: Guess What the Teacher Is Thinking

Chapter 8: Jay and Tito: Decision Making and the Secondary Curriculum

Chapter 9: Jasmine: The Teacher Stands Still

Chapter 10: Lou: Perfectionism and Ambivalence

Chapter 11: Katerina: Will This Lesson Be Fun?

Chapter 12: Derek: Slow Processing

Chapter 13: Leah: The Total School Environment

References



Index

About the Author

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