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Meeting Students Where They Live: Motivation in Urban Schools

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How can teachers connect with and motivate students to embrace learning? According to Jonathan C. Erwin, the secret lies in forging positive relationships with students by meeting their individual social-emotional needs.

Inspiring the Best in Students includes step-by-step instructions for dozens of classroom activities for grades 3 12 that help build student-teacher relati
Paperback, 181 pages
Published April 15th 2010 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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Ray Campbell
Aug 23, 2015 Ray Campbell rated it liked it
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This was summer reading for my department at school. What Curwin seems to have done is a brain dump on how he has functioned in urban schools. The book is full of wisdom supported by collected anecdotes from his experience and the experience of others. Having begun my own career in the inner city in the mid-80s, there was nothing surprising or new, though I liked the way he packages and articulated many of this ideas.

If you are a new teacher or new to an urban setting, there are challenges uniq
Jess Ussery
Jan 21, 2012 Jess Ussery rated it really liked it
"Refuse to give up on students, no matter how hard they try to make us quit."

This book should be a must read for anyone who has opionions about education. It gives perspective to educators about where their students come from and enlightens the public the the struggles that educators face on a day to day basis.

It was a very engrossing book on education that I actually had a hard time putting down. Anything that brings to light where students come from and how to help them learn and be their bes
Jul 11, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it
As usual with educational philosophy and suggestions about improving schools, there were some good ideas and some with which I disagreed.
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