Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life

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Overview

One of the most vexing problems confronting educators today is the chronic achievement gap between black male students and their peers. In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, veteran educator Baruti K. Kafele offers a blueprint for lifting black males up and ensuring their success in the classroom and beyond.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life offers proven strategies for getting black male students in middle school and high school to value learning, improve their grades, and maintain high standards for themselves. The author shows how simple but powerful measures to instill self-worth in young black males can not only raise these students' achievement, but also profoundly alter their lives for the better. This book will help you to help students

• Reverse the destructive effects of negative influences, whether among peers or in the popular culture;
• Surmount adverse conditions at home or in their communities;
• Participate in mentorship programs with successful black male adults; and
• Take pride in their heritage by learning about great figures and achievements in black history.

Whether your school is urban or rural, all-black or mixed, you'll find this book to be an insightful resource that addresses the root causes of low achievement among young black males and offers a clear path to overcoming them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416608578
  • Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 222,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Learning about Black Male Students to Meet Their Classroom Needs
Chapter 2: Learning About Yourself to Meet Your Black Male Students' Needs
Chapter 3: Three Crises
Chapter 4: "Who Am I?"
Chapter 5: Developing a Young Men's Empowerment Program
Conclusion
Appendix A: 50 I's for Being a Serious Student
Appendix B: 50 I's for New and Aspiring Principals
Appendix C: 50 I's for Effective Teaching
Bibliography
About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    I found this book disappointingly empty. It is a chatty book, i

    I found this book disappointingly empty. It is a chatty book, in which the author talks about himself while making superficial suggestions on things an educator should "think" about when working with Black males. I have been doing this work for many years as has the author. Why he hasn't chosen to share the valuable insights he has gained baffles me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Excellent read for motivating Black males!!!

    Excellent read for motivating Black males!!!

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    Great resource for anyone who has to deal with male middle schoo

    Great resource for anyone who has to deal with male middle school students. When you understand how they think and respond you can treat them in a way that  ensures mutual respect. Then the learning can occur. These strategies and resources make the task much easier to manage. 

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