Expecting Excellence in Urban Schools
7 Steps to an Engaging Classroom Practice
Foreword by Marcia L. Tate
This book supplies the missing threads through establishing a framework for student engagement, which has been cited as the number one factor impacting achievement. It is an easy read, written a highly conversational tone with a strong research basis. You will explore a 7 step process for emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally engaging students with a wealth of specific strategies, techniques, and tools which create an engaging educational experience. Utilizing cornerstones of professional learning communities, suggestions are offered for utilizing action research, collaborative inquiry, journal study, and shared practice to integrate ideas into practice.
"In a day and age when excellence is espoused and yet dropout rates in inner city schools can approximate or exceed 60%, it is time for a book that provides more realistic answers than questions. Jelani Jabari has done just that."
"This book provides real hands-on experiences from successful teachers of inner city youth. Jabari’s positive, win-win, reality-based approach to teaching can work in all kinds of learning environments."
"Most teachers would agree that student engagement is our most difficult 21st century challenge. Jabari gives you the courage, tools, and motivation to fight the battle."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Engaging Educational Practice