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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.

Nurture Their Attributes: Turn Commonly Perceived Deficits into Classroom Deposits
Nurture their attributes: Turn commonly perceived deficits into classroom deposits

Imagine, for a moment, that you took a trip to Las Vegas. On the day you are to return home, you check out of the hotel and then stop to get lunch on the way to the airport. To your surprise, when you get ready to pay the bill, you realize your return airline ticket is gone, as are your wallet and cellular telephone. All you have left is four dollars. To add insult to injury, your flight leaves in 3 hours. What would you do, in such a high-pressure situation, to get home?

Perhaps you ...

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