|THE PEDAGOGY OF CONFIDENCE
In her new book, Yvette Jackson, NUA CEO, shows educators how to focus on students’ strengths to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Jackson asserts that the myth that the route to increasing 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 dedicated educators to search for and optimize this potential. The Pedagogy of Confidence dispels this myth and provides practical approaches to rekindle educators’ belief in their ability to inspire the vast capacity of their urban students.
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|AIM HIGH, ACHIEVE MORE: HOW TO TRANSFORM URBAN SCHOOLS THROUGH FEARLESS LEADERSHIP
Many urban educators live in fear: of their schools being labeled failures, of increasingly punitive sanctions, of loss of respect and livelihood. This fear pervades the entire school community, affecting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of its members.
The authors of this guide to transformation in urban schools, Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott, are convinced that the key ingredient for school renewal is fearless leadership. Fearless leaders work in schools under-resourced and overburdened and serve disproportionately large numbers of children who live in poverty and face racism daily. They are ordinary educators committed to proving that demographics need not be destiny.
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Previous Books of the Month
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- Coming of Age in the Hip Hop Generation: Warrior of the Void (Askia Akhenaton Davis, Dr. Askia Davis)
- The Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
- The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (Richard Wilkinson, Kate Pickett)
- Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us (Issues of Our Time) (Claude M. Steele)
- Smarter: It’s Something You Become (Students of Newark Public Schools)
- The Help (Kathryn Stockett)
- The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education (Diane Ravitch)
- The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Linda Darling-Hammond)
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck)
- Go! Put Your Strengths Out There: Newark Students Speak to Their Strengths (written by students of the Newark, NJ public schools)
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School (John Medina)
- The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How (Daniel Coyle)
- Proud. Black. Southern. (But I Still Don’t Eat Watermelon in Front of White People) (Isaac Bailey)
- Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (Maryanne Wolf)
- The Race between Education and Technology (Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz)
- Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement (John Hattie)
- Outliers: The Story of Success (Malcolm Gladwell)
- Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance (Barack Obama)