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The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools

The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools (Paperback)

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In her new book, prominent professional developer Yvette Jackson focuses on students' strengths, rather than their weaknesses, to reinvigorate educators to inspire learning and high intellectual performance. Through the lens of educational psychology and historical reforms, Jackson responds to the faltering motivation and confidence of educators in terms of its effects on closing the achievement gap. The author seeks to rekindle the belief in the vast capacity of underachieving urban students, and offers strategies to help educators inspire intellectual performance. Jackson proposes that a paradigm shift towards a focus on strengths will reinvigorate educators passion for teaching and belief in their ability to raise the intellectual achievement of their students. Jackson addresses how educators can systematically support the development of motivation, reflective and cognitive skills, and high performance when standards and assessments are predisposed to non-conceptual methods. Furthermore, she examines challenges and offers strategies for dealing with cultural disconnects, the influence of new technologies, and language preferences of students.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational psychologyEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationNon-teaching & support staffEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationSchool governors & school boardsEducationEducation TheoryOrganization & management of educationSchools inspection Publisher: Teachers' College Press Publication Date: 15/03/2011 ISBN-13: 9780807752234  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yvette Jackson is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, founded at the College Board and Teachers College, Columbia University. She is internationally recognised for her work in assessing the learning potential of disenfranchised urban students.

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