Powerful research-based strategies to turn around strugglingadolescent students
The achievement gap is widening and more teens than ever arestruggling in school. The latest research shows not only thatbrains can change, but that teachers and other providers have thepower to boost students' effort, focus, attitude, and even IQs. Inthis book bestselling author Eric Jensen and co-author CaroleSnider offer teacher-friendly strategies to ensure that allstudents graduate, become lifelong learners, and ultimately besuccessful in school and life. Drawing on cutting-edge science,this breakthrough book reveals core tools to increase studenteffort, build attitudes, and improve behaviors.
- Practical, teacher-tested, and research-supported strategiesthat will empower educators to make lasting and rapid changes
- Powerful academic evidence showing that every teacher can makea significant—and lasting—difference in student effort,behavior, attitude, and achievement
- Specific tools for making and managing the student'sgoal-seeking process and helping to develop a winner's mindset
From the very first chapter, educators will learn how to helptheir struggling students become excited, lifelong learners. EricJensen is a noted authority on brain-based learning and studentengagement. Carole Snider is an expert in both adolescent successand adult learning.
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About the Author
Eric Jensen is a former teacher and cofounder ofSuperCamp, the nation's most innovative and largest academicenrichment program. He is the author of numerous popular booksabout teaching and brain-based education, including TeachingWith Poverty in Mind (ASCD) and Enriching the Brain(Jossey-Bass).
Carole Snider is a former teacher and school counselor.She serves on the state governing board for Ohio school counselors,is an adjunct professor, and recently authored the graduate course,Succeeding with Students of Poverty .
Table of Contents
About the Authors v
1 Teach Students to Learn for Life 1
2 Change Your Students’ Brains 15
3 Begin with Attitude Building 39
4 Build Cognitive Capacity 57
5 Foster Student Effort 75
6 Empower Exceptional Learners 97
7 Strengthen Body, Mind, and Soul 115
8 Focus Students on Goals 129