What Is It about Me You Can't Teach? An Instructional Guide for the Urban Educator

ISBN-10: 1412937647

ISBN-13: 9781412937641

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Description: The authors present insights and strategies based on both their own experience, and current research about how teachers can best help struggling students become active, engaged learners. It discusses the challenges faced by urban students and the importance of high expectations.

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List price: $43.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 6/23/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

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About the Authors
A Special Note
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
The Challenge of Urban Education
Reform Efforts
Focus on Research
Student Achievement and Teacher Expectations: More Than Words
Urban Children and the Challenges They Face
The Task Ahead
High Expectations for All
All Children Can Learn
TESA: The Tried and True
The Fifteen Behaviors
Restoring Children of War: The Mediated Learning Experience
Multiple Intelligences
Authentic Assessment
Two Decades of Research
High Expectations and Professional Development
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Intentionality and Reciprocity
Intentionality: A Filter With a Purpose
Designing Intentionality and Reciprocity in Every Lesson
Tactics to Promote Intentionality and Reciprocity
Two Sides of a Coin
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
The Mediation of Meaning
Strategies for the Mediation of Meaning
Adapting the Standard Curriculum
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Getting to the Heart of the Thought
Seeking the Transcending Idea
Recognizing Patterns
Formulating Principles
Learning for a Lifetime
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Self-Regulation and Control of Behavior
Discipline and Intrinsic Motivation
Interrupting Impulsive Behavior
Instrumental Enrichment
Stop, Think, Achieve
The Standard Instruments Described
Getting to the Basics
The Basic Instruments
A Sample Primary Lesson: Bridging Self-Regulation Into the Curriculum
Promoting Self-Regulation
Tactics for Fostering Self-Regulation
Bridging Self-Regulation Into Every Lesson
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
The Feeling of Competence
Strengthening the Will to Succeed
Students Who Feel Incompetent
Mediating the Feeling of Confidence
The Right Way to Ask the Right Questions: Tactics for Success
The No-Hide Tactics
Seeing Is Believing
This One Is Just Like the Other One
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Sharing Behavior
Looking Back: The Advocates of Sharing Behavior
Sharing Behaviors in the Home and Family
Cooperative Learning: A Strategy for the Development of Sharing Behaviors
Cooperative Team Skills
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
The Mediation of Individuation
The Multiple Intelligences: Many Ways to Solve a Problem
Applying Gardner's Theory
Differentiating Instruction in a Multiple Intelligences Framework
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Goal Planning
The Mediation of Goal Planning
Four Aspects of Goal Setting
The Rubric for Goal Planning: Standards and Criteria
Reflective Goal-Setting Strategies
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
The Mediation of Challenge
Creating Challenges
Three Things Not to Do
Integrating Thinking Across the Curriculum
Using the Three-Story Intellect Model
Other Question-Asking Strategies
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
Mediating Self-Change
Quick-Start Tactics
Key Points to Remember
Sample Lessons
The No-Frills Pathway to High Achievement
Maintaining the Dream
Making Simple Changes . . . Simply
No-Frills Professional Development for All
Critical Elements in the No-Frills Model
Building a History of Improvement: A Yearbook of Progress
Key Points to Remember
In Conclusion
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