Combining first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, this staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students.
Chapter 6: Only the Strong Survive: Dealing with Roadblocks to Effective Classroom Management
Only the Strong Survive: Dealing with Roadblocks to Effective Classroom Management
In Part 1, I emphasized that in order to be an effective educator of African American students, you must be willing to
- face and address your mental baggage, such as any stereotypes, biases, and racist beliefs that you have about African American students and their parents;
- improve your relations with African American parents; and
- use the curriculum to not only improve students' academic skills but also to empower students, especially those from challenging backgrounds.
However, being an effective educator of African American students also requires that you manage your classroom well. So in this chapter, I share stories and strategies pertaining to classroom management. But first, I'd like ...