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 7: Reflect on Practice as a Tool of Improvement
Would you agree that one of the most pressing challenges you struggle with is having so many things to do, yet not enough time to get them done? And that as a result, you feel that the only thing you've mastered is the art of juggling several things at once without ever dropping the ball? You may have spent hours planning a lesson on how electrical circuits work, or had students assess the symbolic significance of motifs in narrative text, or had them solve for variables in algebraic equations, only to have the lesson fall flat. As if that weren't enough, you may have also had to cover an absent ...