an rti guide to improving the performance of african american students

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An Rti Guide To Improving The Performance Of African American Students

Author : Dwayne D. Williams
ISBN : 9781483393698
Genre : Education
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Help students thrive with this systematic approach to culturally responsive instruction! This breakthrough book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that meaningfully engage African American students. You’ll learn to skillfully apply 4 core characteristics critical to culturally responsive instruction: communalism, movement expressiveness, orality, and verve. Richly detailed case studies and evidence-based, process-focused strategies will help you to: Understand how and why culture mediates learning Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the variability among all student groups Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities

The Brilliance Of Black Boys

Author : Brian L. Wright
ISBN : 9780807758922
Genre : Education
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This much-needed book will help schools, and by extension society, better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an assest- and strengths-based view of educating young African American males. This positive approach enables practitioners and school leaders to recognize, understand, and cultivate the diversity of social skills of African American boys in the early grades (pre-K - 3rd grade). Each chapter begins with a vignette to illustrate what is lost when African American boys are preventd from participating freely in boyhood, having to instead attend to adult and peer interactions and attitudes that view them as "bad boys" and "troublemakers." This accessible book provides teachers with classsroom strategies to help young African American boys achieve their highest potential, along with other resources for supporting their social-emotional development, such as a reading list of authentic, multicultural children's books with Black boys as protagonist.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Author : Geneva Gay
ISBN : 9780807758762
Genre : Education
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Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for todays diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses.

Like Music To My Ears Teacher And Student Edition

Author : Dwayne D Williams
ISBN : 0984715746
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In Like Music to My Ears--Teacher and Student Edition--Dwayne D. Williams shows how to use hip-hop cultural themes to build the social emotional learning (SEL) skills students need for success: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.These SEL skills have been effective at increasing academic engagement levels and decreasing suspension rates among students. After showing thousands of middle school and high school students the power of SEL, Williams has trained hundreds of practitioners on the creation of dynamic hip-hop SEL groups. Like Music to My Ears coaches social workers, school psychologists, and teachers through pairing SEL skills with hip-hop elements. In this book, Williams provides A step-by-step map to creating hip-hop SEL-and how you can get the students to help you do it 14 lessons by Williams, all tested and shown to increase engagement 14 action-item agendas to bring the lessons to life A simple, evidence-based tool students can use to monitor their progress Rap songs aligned with the 5 SEL competencies Much more! This book includes both the practitioner's edition and the student's edition!"

The 3 Dimensions Of Improving Student Performance

Author : Robert Rueda
ISBN : 0807752401
Genre : Education
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Rueda identifies three primary reasons for the stubborn failure of most school reform efforts: 1) a fragmentation of approaches, 2) a misalignment of approaches and goals, and 3) a failure to match solutions to problems. This book provides an overview ofeach of these three dimensions, and discusses ways that they can affect performance. It then discusses a problem-solving framework that helps pinpoint where gaps exist in school efforts to improve performance, and then targets development of solutions and successful outcome loops that are customized to the specific areas that are problematic. --from publisher description

Cultural Proficiency

Author : Randall B. Lindsey
ISBN : 9781412963626
Genre : Education
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This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

Raising The Bar And Closing The Gap

Author : Richard DuFour
ISBN : 9781935542391
Genre : Education
File Size : 53. 90 MB
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This expansion of Whatever It Takes sharpens the focus on the pyramid of interventions strategy. The authors examine case studies of schools and districts across North America to illustrate how PLC at WorkTM is a sustainable and transferable process that ensures struggling students get the support they need to achieve. They address how to enrich and extend the learning of proficient students and explain how PLC intervention processes align with RTI legislation.

The Will To Lead The Skill To Teach

Author : Anthony Muhammad
ISBN : 9781935542568
Genre : Education
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School improvement begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural insensitivity. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.

Integration Interrupted

Author : Karolyn Tyson
ISBN : 9780199793013
Genre : Social Science
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An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the "acting white" slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing schoolwork, and striving to earn high grades. Carefully reconsidering how and why black students have come to equate school success with whiteness, Integration Interrupted argues that when students understand race to be connected with achievement, it is a powerful lesson conveyed by schools, not their peers. Drawing on over ten years of ethnographic research, Karolyn Tyson shows how equating school success with "acting white" arose in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education through the practice of curriculum tracking, which separates students for instruction, ostensibly by ability and prior achievement. Only in very specific circumstances, when black students are drastically underrepresented in advanced and gifted classes, do anxieties about "the burden of acting white" emerge. Racialized tracking continues to define the typical American secondary school, but it goes unremarked, except by the young people who experience its costs and consequences daily. The rich narratives in Integration Interrupted throw light on the complex relationships underlying school behaviors and convincingly demonstrate that the problem lies not with students, but instead with how we organize our schools.

The Complete Guide To Rti

Author : Dolores Burton
ISBN : 9781412997096
Genre : Education
File Size : 82. 33 MB
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This comprehensive toolkit prepares educators for the future of RTI. Included are strategies, techniques, and online resources for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively.

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