Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-generation, and Academically Unprepared Students (Paperback)
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Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-generation, and Academically Unprepared Students (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/05/2018
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This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach.

Most recognize that faculty play a major role in student retention and success because they typically have more direct contact with students than others on campus. However, little attention has been paid to role of the faculty in this specific mission, or to the corresponding characteristics of teaching, teacher-student interactions, and connection to student affairs activities, that lead to studentsaEURO ™ long-term engagement, their academic success, and ultimately to graduation.

At a time when the numbers of underrepresented students aEURO" working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students aEURO" is increasing, this book, a companion to her earlier Teaching Underprepared Students, addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations.

Recognizing that there are no easy answers, Kathleen Gabriel offers faculty ideas that can be incorporated in, or modified to align with, facultyaEURO ™s existing teaching methods. She covers topics such as creating a positive and inclusive course climate, fostering a community of learners, increasing engagement and studentsaEURO ™ interactions, activating connections with culturally relevant material, reinforcing self-efficacy with growth mindset and mental toughness techniques, improving lectures by building in meaningful educational activities, designing reading and writing assignments for stimulating deep learning and critical thinking, and making grade and assessment choices that can promote learning.

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
ISBN: 9781579225568
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-Generation, and Academically Unprepared Students is a must-read for college faculty. Gabriel wrote this book for all faculty, from 2-year community colleges to 4-year institutions of higher education. As she points out, nationwide graduation rates are dismal (particularly for many students of color, the economically disadvantaged, and the un- or under-prepared), indicating a need for systematic transformations in college classrooms. She highlights the need to provide high quality, evidence-based practices, without compromising expectations for high standards. Ready-to-use resources throughout the chapters and in the appendices are an added bonus for faculty who are ready to utilize multiple interventions on multiple fronts to minimize the graduation gap for marginalized groups within our society."-- (12/04/2017)
"Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom totally delivers. As noted in this book, graduation rates for students in both four-year and two-year educational institutions are depressing. Something has to change, and this book is an important component in bringing about that change by noting how best to help our most vulnerable students. Chapter by chapter, Gabriel dissects and describes fundamental components that impact student success and provides specific strategies for bringing about successful learning outcomes. Creating a Path to Success in the Classroom will have a prominent place on my bookcase of essential resources for helping students to succeed in college."-- (04/18/2018)

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