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Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

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One of the most vexing problems confronting educators today is the chronic achievement gap between black male students and their peers. In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, veteran educator Baruti K. Kafele offers a blueprint for lifting black males up and ensuring their success in the classroom and beyond.

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Paperback, 111 pages
Published August 15th 2009 by ASCD
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jameel Stevens
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jameel Stevens- A Student at Boys Latin of Philadelphia high school.

The main topic of the book “Motivating black males to achieve in school and life” I like how the author broke it down into sub-topics and explain them. How teachers and people can help black male students. This book is very organized and clean with a heading for every paragraph so you what your reading. Some examples really help and guide you through confusion. The information is really clear and easy to understand I highly reco
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Whitney
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Meh. Not much I didn't already know in the slim volume. The bibliography seems helpful.
Kevin English
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
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A quick read. The questions, if anything, are helpful for daily reflection. The list of I-statements in the back are helpful too and challenge much group-think that can occur.
Trisha
Aug 21, 2010 rated it liked it
There's nothing more comforting than to know what you have been doing is actually what you should be doing. It's a quick read and would be a great way for teachers to begin a conversation on how to start to try to consider the unique needs of the Black males in their school.
Marc Medley
Jun 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. Confirmation for me that I am on the right road in my school building. The principles are geared toward teaching African American Males; however, they will work with any student. Principal Kafele did an outstanding job with this book. I can truly attest to the methods working.
Trista
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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A must read for all educators.
Sydney Walker
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Baruti gives some good ideas in his book. I know the subject was about motivating Black Males, I would think his advice applies to
all students.
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A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, NJ, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, he was a New Jersey State Teacher of the Year finalist, and a recipien
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“I pledge always to demonstrate respect for myself. I pledge always to demonstrate respect for my peers. I pledge always to demonstrate respect for my teachers. I pledge always to demonstrate respect for every adult in my school. I pledge always to demonstrate respect for my parents. I pledge never to resort to fighting or uncontrollable arguing to solve my problems. I pledge never to use or sell drugs. I pledge never to join a gang. I pledge never to engage in criminal activity. I pledge always to strive to be the best young man that I can be.” 0 likes
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