An all-in-one toolkit that empowers new teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners When novice teachers are assigned to teach disadvantaged students, the results are predictable: growing tension and frustration on both sides, leading to disengaged students and disillusioned educators. Gail and Rufus Thompson are renowned experts on bridging the instructional gaps between teachers and students who don’t look like them. In this book, the authors show new teachers how to flourish by building on the assets of their students and the students’ families. Yes, You Can! holds up a mirror to deeply-held beliefs about race and other variables of difference. Through interactive exercises, readers gain confidence and empathy that translate to success for students. The book includes: Powerful vignettes about real teachers and students that help promote teacher empathy and understanding Original research conducted by the authors on the confidence levels of new and experienced educators Targeted strategies for many student profiles: African American, Latino, Asian American, White, high-achiever, low-achiever, and more Before learning can take place, there must be mutual understanding and respect between student and teacher. Yes, You Can! ensures these critical links are strong.

Bridging the Great Divide How to Create a Win-Win Situation With Parents, Especially With Nonwhite Parents

Bridging the Great Divide How to Create a Win-Win Situation With Parents, Especially With Nonwhite Parents

Bridging the Great Divide

In Part I, Do YouReally LoveAll of Them? Assessing Your Teaching Self-Confidence About Working With Various Types of Students, we urged you to examine and improve your teaching self-confidence regarding students’ race, gender, socioeconomic status, and academic skills. In Part II, Student Empowerment–Teacher Empowerment: Increasing Your Teaching Self-Confidence and Your Teaching Efficacy, we emphasized the importance of improving your classroom management skills and instructional practices and described ways in which you can use the curriculum to improve the racial climate in your classroom. In this section, Part III, Getting Help From the “Village”: How to Maximize Your Relations With Parents, Colleagues, and School Leaders, we ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles