This is a guide for classroom teachers working with urban learners, English language learners, and students from generational poverty. Aiming to close the so-called 'achievement gap,' the book covers brain research relating to diverse learners; developing lessons that include pluralizing; identifying and eliminating bias; and more.
Table of Contents
About the Author Introduction Vocabulary Pre-Test 1. Influences 2. How Are We Diverse? 3. Recognizing the Signs of Bias 4. The Road to Closing the Achievement Gap 5. Which Teaching and Learning Strategies Make the Most Difference in Closing the Gap? 6. Working With Diversity: A Teacher's Checklist Vocabulary Summary Vocabulary Post-Test Bibliography Index
Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna's publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies that Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests (2008), and Closing the Poverty and Culture Gap (2009). Donna received her BA from the University of North Texas, her MA from East Texas State University, and her EdD from Texas A & M University-Commerce. She may be reached at www.whateveryteachershouldknow.com