Uphill Both Ways: Helping Students Who Struggle in School / Edition 1

Uphill Both Ways: Helping Students Who Struggle in School / Edition 1

by Crystal M England
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325005559

ISBN-13: 9780325005553

Pub. Date: 01/12/2004

Publisher: Heinemann

No matter what the educational approach, struggling students find learning an uphill climb. What's worse, they're stuck with labels-deficit, disability, at-risk-that are more often offensive than accurate. Crystal England addresses the serious issue of labeling and reminds us that there is a whole child behind each struggling learner.

England takes a close-up

Overview

No matter what the educational approach, struggling students find learning an uphill climb. What's worse, they're stuck with labels-deficit, disability, at-risk-that are more often offensive than accurate. Crystal England addresses the serious issue of labeling and reminds us that there is a whole child behind each struggling learner.

England takes a close-up look at struggling students and what we can do to ensure that their educational needs are understood and met. She presents a wealth of information in an easy-to-read format, seasoned with case histories and insight. Beyond a sensitive portrait of struggling learners, England provides a helpful handbook replete with strategies for teaching them. Her topics include:

  • common characteristics of students who struggle in school
  • dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder, special education, and gifted students
  • practices that focus on multiple intelligences
  • infusing character education into the classroom
  • validating home-school connections
  • understanding the language development of hard-to-reach learners
  • modeling a celebration of diversity within the classroom.
Starting with recognizing and removing harmful practices, she shows how to develop the all-important three Rs: "Relationship, Relationship, and Relationship"-i.e., student-focused, teacher-focused, and academics-focused relationships. At the end she considers the multisystemic reforms that are needed if we are truly to leave no child behind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325005553
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/12/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jack and Jill Went up the Hill

Creating Conditions for Learning: Recognizing and Removing Practices That Harm Students

Creating Climate: Strategies for Building Relationships, Encouraging Risk Taking, and Revitalizing Curriculum

Creating Character: Practices That Focus on Classroom Management, Character Education, Cooperative Learning, and the Multiple Intelligences

Creating Cohesiveness: How to Be an Energizer Educator and Reach All Students in Your Classroom

Creating Continuity: Making Your Curriculum Flow, Encouraging Your Students to Care, and Validating Your Successful Alternative Programs

Appendixes:

A. Additional References

B. Life in the Wright Family

Bibliography

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