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High Expectations Teaching : How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on

High Expectations Teaching

How We Persuade Students to Believe and Act on "Smart Is Something You Can Get"

Paperback Published: 15th February 2017
ISBN: 9781506356792
Number Of Pages: 248

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The myth of fixed intelligence debunked

For all the productive conversation around "mindsets," what's missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that "smart is something you can get." Until now.

With the publication of High-Expectations Teaching, Jon Saphier reveals once and for all evidence that the bell curve of ability is plain wrong-that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves.

In drill-down detail, Saphier provides an instructional playbook for increasing student confidence and agency in the daily flow of classroom life:

  • Powerful strategies for attribution retraining, organized around 50 Ways to Get Students to Believe in Themselves
  • Concrete examples, scripts, and classroom structures and routines for empowering student agency and choice
  • Dozens of accompanying videos showing high-expectations strategies in action

All children in all schools, regardless of income or social class, will benefit from the strategies in this book. But for children of poverty and children of color, our proficiency with these skills is essential . . . in many ways life saving. Jon Saphier challenges us all-educators, students, and parents-to get started today.

About Jon Saphier

The author of nine books, including The Skillful Teacher, Jon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.

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Industry Reviews

"Students and teachers need the language to learn how to support one another in their growth. High Expectations Teaching provides not only that language, but also strategies to lead student and teachers to an understanding of the potential for improvement." -- Kelly Minick, English Teacher and Instructional Coach
"High Expectations Teaching is a must read for anyone committed to creating equitable school systems allowing all students, especially students in poverty, educational opportunities for enhancing their lives. Included is a strong research base with practical instructional strategies for creating positive interactions with students, and suggestions for impactful school level policies and procedures." -- Janice Bradley, Author and School Improvement Specialist
"The techniques in High Expectations Teaching will help us all become better teachers for our students." -- Jude A. Huntz, Professor * Penn Valley Community College *

About the Author
Chapter 1: The History of 'Intelligence├»┬Ż?
Chapter 2: Attribution Re-training and the Growth Mindset
Chapter 3: Teacher Choice of Language in Eight Key Arenas of Classroom Life
Chapter 4: Mechanisms for Generating Student Agency
Chapter 5: No Secrets Instructional Strategies that Support Student Agency
Chapter 6: Explicitly Teaching Effective Effort
Chapter 7: Choice
Chapter 8: School-wide Policies and Procedures
Chapter 9: Conclusion
Appendix A: Case Studies in High Expectations Teaching and Attribution Training
Teachers Case Studies
Adminisrators Case Studies
Appendix B: Levels of Sophistication of Common Planning Time (CPT) Activities
Appendix C: Hierarchy of Interventions
Appendix D: Goal Setting Experiments
Appendix E: Kristin Allison's Log
Appendix F: Bibliography of books on Effective Effort

ISBN: 9781506356792
ISBN-10: 1506356796
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 15th February 2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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