A comprehensive approach to achieve real and lasting change with urban students! In high-poverty, urban, minority classrooms, teachers often struggle to engage their students emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally. Drawing on his more than twenty years of experience working with high-poverty, urban, minority students, Jelani Jabari delivers; Seven cohesive steps for planning, delivering, and reflecting on captivating learning experiences; Techniques for gathering critical information about your students to forge deeper connections; Strategies to transform students' perceived “deficits” into instructional assets; An emphasis on teaching methods and classroom culture, not simply standards and accountability engagement.
Chapter 2: Inspect to Inspire: Become a Scholar of Your Students
Inspect to Inspire: Become a Scholar of Your Students
Preparing Student-Centered Pedagogy
What do Hollywood movie producers Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Spike Lee all have in common? As you may know, they have enjoyed a level of success in engaging audiences with their production of movies. Though a great deal of their success can be attributed to their expertise in various production aspects of theatre, a significant portion lies in their relentless quest to design cinematic productions around the targeted moviegoers. That is, they work to uniquely design content around the targeted audience by continuously seeking as much information as they can about them.
Conversely, practices in teaching that ...