The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students
  • The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students
  • The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students

The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students

by Gail L. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412976766

ISBN-13: 9781412976763

Pub. Date: 12/07/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

YOU have the power to make a difference with your African American students!

This interactive staff development resource helps educators deal with the main barriers—often personal assumptions or mind-sets—that can impede their progress with African American K–12 students. Calling upon readers to embark upon a personal journey to address these

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Overview

YOU have the power to make a difference with your African American students!

This interactive staff development resource helps educators deal with the main barriers—often personal assumptions or mind-sets—that can impede their progress with African American K–12 students. Calling upon readers to embark upon a personal journey to address these issues, the author skillfully combines moving first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, and shows educators how to:

  • Deal with obstacles to successful classroom management
  • Foster positive interactions within the classroom
  • Prepare African American students to succeed on standardized tests
  • Build positive relationships with African American parents

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412976763
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/07/2009
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
672,667
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction: Why Alarm Bells Should Be Ringing in Our Heads
Part 1. Beliefs, Mind Sets, and Baggage
1. Identifying the Personal Benefits of Increasing Your Efficacy With African American Students
2. That Baggage Is Too Heavy: Uncovering Negative Mind Sets That Can Undermine Your Work With African American Students
3. "You Can't Help but Talk About Race ": Examining Your Beliefs About Racism and Racial Problems
4. "To Be Honest, I Can't Stand His Mama ": Facing Your Personal Issues About the Parents of African American Students
Part II. The Curriculum, Classroom Management, and Testing
5. A Hard Knock Life: How Teachers Can Use the Curriculum to Empower African American Students
6. Only the Strong Survive: Dealing With Roadblocks to Effective Classroom Management
7. Using Wisdom in Assessing Students in Spite of the High-Stakes-Testing Mania
8. Learning From Classroom Scenarios and Other Problems That Concern Educators
Conclusion: A Work in Progress: Committing to Ongoing Personal and Professional Development
Appendix
References
Index

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