Teaching underserved students has been one of the most rewarding yet challenging experiences in my life.
With all of the challenges that come with educating students in poverty, there are often a lack of resources for teachers to learn how to best serve this demographic of students. With almost half of children in the United States living in low-income housing it is time to start focusing on teaching strategies that will benefit at-risk students.
8 Steps to Help At-Risk Students Succeed is a one stop resource for teachers.
Here's a fraction of what you're getting...
► Three ways at-risk students are impacted by poverty and how it effects their academic progress in school (Chapter 2)
► Thirteen signs your students are suffering from stress and ways to help them cope (Chapter 4)
► How to develop a "positive consequences" system to reward student for exhibiting positive classroom behavior (Chapter 4)
► How to implement "stress management" practices that will reduce physical and emotional outbursts and violence (Chapter 4)
► Eight simple yet effective ways to build positive relationships with your students (Chapter 5)
► How to develop the "growth mindset" method that will lead to positive thinking in your students (Chapter 6)
► Five easy steps you can take to immediately increase student engagement (Chapter 7)
► How to increase student independence in the classroom by developing and "modeling" a classroom procedures program (Chapter 8)
► Why your "expectations" can lift or lower the growth and progression of your students (Chapter 8)
I poured my entire classroom management system into the pages of this book and the results are tried and true.
The #1 Reason You Need This Book
Your students are depending on YOU!
At-risk students are bright, brilliant and begging for a chance to excel in an environment that's safe, fun and inviting.
Your classroom should be that place.
Investing in this book can create a classroom culture that will allow your students to thrive. Here are some of the results I've personally experienced using the strategies in this book:
► Decreased the number of suspensions and referrals
► Developed a safe and nurturing classroom environment
► Increased the percentage of students who view school as "positive"
► Decreased the number of students failing reading and math
► Decreased the stress and anxiety levels of students
► Increased the number of students reading on level
► Increased student engagement
► Increased parental involvement
► Improved peer-to peer and teacher-student relationships
► Implemented "growth mindset" leading to positive thinking
► Implemented alternative behavior management systems
That's just the tip of the iceberg.
Now I'm not claiming that all of my students have experienced the same level of success.
However, I am stating that these strategies have directly impacted the expectation for success and raised the bar for what achievement looks like in each one of them.