Finalist for a 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers!
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Learners responds to growing concerns about a crisis in boys' academic achievement. Kathleen Palmer Cleveland seeks to help K-12 educators cut through the hype to get at the real problem: who is underachieving, why are they struggling, and how can educators respond to these students' needs in new and productive ways?
Cleveland presents findings from four large-scale studies about how boys learn best and combines these findings with insights about ongoing social and learning-style factors that affect learning in the classroom, plus lesson plans and anecdotes from real teachers working across all grade levels and subject areas.
Cleveland's Pathways to Re-Engagement represents the culmination of her substantial research and personal experience. A flexible and practical framework for decision making in the classroom, the Pathways model seeks to
* Replace the underachieving boy's negative attitudes about learning;
* Reconnect each boy with school, with learning, and with a belief in himself as a competent learner;
* Rebuild learning skills that lead to success in school and in life; and
* Reduce the need for unproductive and distracting behaviors as a means of self-protection.
Each aspect of the Pathways to Re-Engagement model offers educators a way to move underachieving boys from a position of weakness toward one of strengthgiving them the tools to succeed in school and beyond.
|Publisher:||Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development|
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Table of Contents
PART I: Boys and School
1. Framing the Issue of Underachievement
2. The Pictures Within the Picture: The Style Dynamic
3. The Invisible Background: Cultural Expectations for Masculine Identity Building
4. A Long-Term, Integrated, Multifaceted Approach
PART II: Pathways to Re-Engagement
5. Pathway No. 1: Support
6. Pathway No. 2: Guide
7. Pathway No. 3: Reinforce
8. Pathway No. 4: Adjust
9. Pathway No. 5: Ignite
10. Pathway No. 6: Empower
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