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.

Sew Success into Your Instructional Fabric

Sew success into your instructional fabric

Thinking back in time, what is one task that you've tried and failed repeatedly? Among my many challenges, the one thing I have never been good at is dancing. I was the wallflower at the high school dances who tried to look cool while holding up the wall by attempting to hide the fact that I was allergic—to rhythmic movement. In my young-single-partying days, I had ladies abruptly leave me on the dance floor after my foot landed on their shoes one too many times. As if it couldn't get any worse, if you could've been a guest at my wedding shower, you would've seen how a couple of my wife's friends snapped their ...

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