Winning the Future Through Education : One Step at a Time

Winning the Future Through Education : One Step at a Time

by Samuel Betances


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Winning the Future Through Education is not so much a book to be read but a guide to be followed. For Students - Think of it as a road map on how to study, avoid pitfalls, secure resources, and become inspired to earn better grades and graduate. It also provides useful advice on how to team-up with peers and adult partners for making your climb to the head of the class easier. Decide which strategies and best practices are most useful for you to implement when targeting and transforming bad study habits into good ones. For Parents and Mentors - This book serves as a guide to assist you in your important work. Whether you are a TRIO professional, school guidance counselor, a youth worker in a community center or member of a religious network who looks out for the welfare of young people, this book will add value to your mission. For Teachers and Tutors - You need to read and heed valuable strategies for guiding learners to excel. The practical advice contained herein will resonate with your role as educators. There is no more important work for all of us than to guide young people to enter the age of knowledge eager to win the future through education. The Steps to Success: Excel by completing school tasks early Grow your word power and avoid reckless reading Earn a good B rather than a flawed A Read before and after the lecture Leverage free time to sprint ahead Study with all of your senses, some of your classmates, and a few of your mentors Stop viewing educators as mean, abusive adults Stop yielding to tech driven distractions Stop pursuing logical paths to wrong destinations Honor loved ones with your academic success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891438004
Publisher: New Century Forum, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

He is best known for keynoting and presenting workshops on retaining, educating and graduating first generation students from book-poor homes. With a compelling personal journey from dropping out of school to earning two graduate degrees from Harvard, he motivates and inspires willing learners. His message urges educators, students, parents, community leaders and youth development professionals in public and private institutions of learning across the country to help the next generation succeed by staying in school, becoming educated and graduating. His children and grandchildren are products of the Chicago Public Schools. Having worked at the US Department of Education and as a Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for 25 years, Dr. Betances is widely recognized for his advocacy of First Generation Students. He and his wife, Dr. Laura M. Torres Souder, have provided professional leadership and staff development training to over 1,112 public and private schools at home and abroad. They continue to provide diversity training and advocate for authentic literacy throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and Micronesia.

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