Motivating Black Males To Achieve In School & In Life


Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-4166-0857-8
List Price: $16.95
Release Date: August 2009
Page Count: 111
Trim Size: 6

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If you’ve ever been uncertain about what to do about the chronic achievement gap between Black males and other student populations, this ASCD best-selling book will forever change your approach to these students and equip you with a whole new plan for motivating Black males to achieve in school and in life. Award-winning educator and author Baruti K. Kafele draws from his 20 years of experience in teaching Black males and turning around troubled urban schools to explain

  • Why the challenges of educating Black male students are different from educating other student populations.
  • What all Black male students need in their classroom experiences.
  • How to assess your own attitudes and abilities to educate Black males.
  • Which major problems outside of school could change the way you teach Black males.
  • How to address the root causes of Black male self-identity.
  • Why and how to develop a young men’s empowerment program.

Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among Black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored. And discover solutions that you can put into your daily practice right away to improve the performance of Black male students.


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