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The power of one [electronic resource] : how you can help or harm African American students / Gail L. Thompson.

By: Thompson, Gail L, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (viii, 188 p.).ISBN: 9781452209289 (electronic bk.); 1452209286 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): African American students -- Psychology | African American students -- Services for | Teacher-student relationships | Motivation in education | Racism in education | Chancengleichheit | Schule | Schwarze | USA | EDUCATION / Students & Student LifeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power of one.DDC classification: 371.829/96073 Other classification: 5,3 | DU 6002 | DV 2850 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: why alarm bells should be ringing in our heads -- Beliefs, mindsets, and baggage -- Identifying the personal benefits of increasing your efficacy with African American students -- That baggage is too heavy: uncovering negative mindsets that can undermine your work with African American students -- "You can't help but talk about race": examining your beliefs about racism and racial problems -- "To be honest, I can't stand his mama": facing your personal issues about the parents of African American students -- The curriculum, classroom management, and testing -- A hard knock life: how teachers can use the curriculum to empower African American students -- Only the strong survive: dealing with roadblocks to effective classroom management -- Using wisdom in assessing students in spite of the high-stakes-testing mania -- Learning from classroom scenarios and other problems that concern educators -- A work in progress: committing to ongoing personal and professional development.
Summary: This reader-friendly, interactive staff development resource is designed to help teachers deal with some of the main issues that impede their progress with African American students.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: why alarm bells should be ringing in our heads -- Beliefs, mindsets, and baggage -- Identifying the personal benefits of increasing your efficacy with African American students -- That baggage is too heavy: uncovering negative mindsets that can undermine your work with African American students -- "You can't help but talk about race": examining your beliefs about racism and racial problems -- "To be honest, I can't stand his mama": facing your personal issues about the parents of African American students -- The curriculum, classroom management, and testing -- A hard knock life: how teachers can use the curriculum to empower African American students -- Only the strong survive: dealing with roadblocks to effective classroom management -- Using wisdom in assessing students in spite of the high-stakes-testing mania -- Learning from classroom scenarios and other problems that concern educators -- A work in progress: committing to ongoing personal and professional development.

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This reader-friendly, interactive staff development resource is designed to help teachers deal with some of the main issues that impede their progress with African American students.

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