Baruti Kafele offers advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups. Understand how the climate and conditions that students experience can create a gap between those who have the will to strive for academic excellence and those who do not, and discover how you can change entrenched negative attitudes toward learning among students. Kafele provides the reader with a framework that addresses:
Why it's essential to believe in your students and have high expectations for them.
How to foster good relationships with students and show them you care.
How to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
How to practice culturally responsive teaching that reaches and inspires even the most disengaged students.
Find out how changing what students see, hear, feel, and experience in your classroom can unleash academic excellence and increase their motivation and learning.
- adapted and revised from publisher
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