Pedagogy of Confidence Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools

ISBN-10: 0807752231
ISBN-13: 9780807752234
Edition: 2011
Authors: Yvette Jackson
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 3/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

In her new book, Yvette Jackson shows educators how to focus on students' strengths to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Jackson asserts that the myth that the route to increase achievement by focusing on weaknesses (promoted by policies such as NCLB) has blinded us to the strengths and intellectual potential of urban students, devaluing the motivation, initiative, and confidence of dedicted educators to search for and optimize this potential. The Pedagogy of Confidencedispels this myth and provides practical approaches to rekindle educators' belief in their ability to inspire the vast capacity of their urban students. The author describes practical approaches and examples of how inspirational educators implement High Operational Practices, offering strategies for dealing with cultural disconnects, the influence of new technologies, and language preferences of students. This book illustrates how educators empower student investment in the "mediative learning community" to foster positive relationships.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Igniting the Pedagogy of Confidence
The Pedagogy of Confidence: A Cooperative Process
The Conception and Institutionalization of the Pedagogy of Confidence
The Organization of the Book
Initiating the Pedagogy of Confidence
The Belief
The Need to Believe
The Past
The Impetus for Setting Weaknesses as the Focus of Instruction for School-Dependent Students
The Limiting Reality of Assessment Practices
Gifted Programs: The Culture of Belief and High Expectations
The Continuing Drama of Disregarded Realities
Inciting FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real): Perpetuating the Myth
2010: The Tumultuous Battle
Other Disregarded Realities: Obscured Learning Barriers Impacting African American School-Dependent Students
Inside and Outside of School: Debilitating Conditions That Restrict Learning
The Impact of Race and Culture on Cognition and Achievement
Neurobiology and School-Dependent Students
The Practices
Divining Intelligence: The Transformative Theory and Practice of Reuven Feuerstein
Sociocultural Deprivation: The Illusive Inhibitor of Intellectual Development
Structural Cognitive Modifiability: The Physiological Aspects of Intellectual Development and Learning
Mediation: Accelerating Intellectual Development and Learning
Back to Gifted Land: Extraordinary Learning Growth Requires Extraordinary Teaching
Feuerstein's Fundamental Principles Applied Through the Pedagogy of Confidence
Mediation and Engaging Learning
Symbolic Representations for Planning Mediation
The High Operational Practices of the Pedagogy of Confidence
The High Operational Practices
The Science of High Operational Practices
The Art of Applying the High Operational Practices
Identifying Student Strengths with Thinking Maps
Activating Strengths Through Affirmation
Animating Strengths and Amplifying Student Voice Through Student-Led Parent Conferences
Building Relationships Through Modeling
Eliciting High Intellectual Performance and Providing Enrichment Through Renzulli Learning
Integrating Prerequisites for Academic Learning Through Professional Development
Situating Learning in the Lives of Students Through Teacher and Student Co-Learning
Amplifying Student Voice
Namaste: The Essence of the Pedagogy of Confidence
Orchestrating the Bonding Melody
Weaving High Operational Practices into a Pedagogical Symphony
Mediating Learning
Speaking in a Bold Voice
The Structures
Inspiring the Pedagogy of Confidence
Reculturation and the Architecture of Support
Inspirational Structures
Mediative Structures
Mediating Discipline Literacy and Learning From Written Text: The Pedagogical Flow Map
Creating a Mediative Learning Community: The Structural Conduit for the Pedagogy of Confidence
Waiting to Excel: From Belief, Practices, and Structures to the Pedagogy of Confidence
Contextualizing Transformation to Realize the Pedagogy of Confidence
Turning the Possibilities into Realities
References
Index
About the Author

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