Building student resilience : strategies to overcome risk and adversity, K-8 /
Gabe Simon.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2013], c2013
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x, 101 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1452258678, 9781452258676
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    3RD FLOOR; borrowing restricted to OISE students, faculty and staff
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, [2013], c2013
isbn
1452258678
9781452258676
contents note
How do we know they will bounce back? -- The caring school team -- The engaging classroom team: the classroom game plan -- What we urgently stand for and against: does your school truly put student learning first? -- All-star performance: what will your legacy be? the leadership and classroom implications of systemic change for all students.
catalogue key
8864073
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"An excellent resource for planning for today's schools. Make your school a caring community for all students!"
"Dr. Simon starts this book with a reminder from the late, great, Dr. Ron Edmonds that schools can still override almost anything happening in the life of a child. With the use of basketball and sports analogies, inspirational quotes, templates for student success and detailed analysis of data, Dr. Simon provides concrete strategies for propelling "at-risk" youth. In using scientific methodology on student risk behaviors, student resiliency, teacher practices and student test scores to show what school teams and especially school leaders can accomplish in obtaining improved student outcomes, Dr. Simon makes certain his readers will get results. GAME ON!"
"Most learning starts from '~not knowing' or making errors. Resiliency, therefore, is among the most critical factors in helping students try again, engage in deliberate practice, and develop a fundamental skill of learning. Gabe Simon's book is the right mix of theory and practice that demands a call to action to create turning points for all students by developing their resilience in the face of risks. A must read, particularly for school leaders, as it shows that developing resilience is key to then raising achievement in a school."
"Most learning starts from 'not knowing' or making errors. Resiliency, therefore, is among the most critical factors in helping students try again, engage in deliberate practice, and develop a fundamental skill of learning. Gabe Simon's book is the right mix of theory and practice that demands a call to action to create turning points for all students by developing their resilience in the face of risks. A must read, particularly for school leaders, as it shows that developing resilience is key to then raising achievement in a school."
"Resiliency is a key to the intellectual and emotional development of students. Unfortunately, too many educational policies focus on threats and punishments rather than resiliency. Gabe Simon's splendid book is a welcome antidote for teachers and administrators who want to improve student results, but who also love and care for the students they serve. With an astonishing amount of evidence from a wide variety of sources, Simon makes the definitive case for strategies that are practical and effective. Best of all, Simon amplifies the power of his evidence through the voices of students. The reader is compelled to engage in what the author calls "tenacious caring" not because it raises test scores, but because it is the moral imperative of our profession."
"This book offers excellent resources to support the social and emotional needs of students. The current emphasis on achievement scores has focused on the academic development of our students, but this book provides the resources needed to support the whole child."
"This is a wonderful, well-researched book, full of statistics and practical strategies that work for at-risk youths and those from high-poverty environments. It is a must-read for any practitioner working with these students."
"Virtually all educators endorse the general idea that students will be more successful in and connected to their schools if they have the benefit of caring relationships and high levels of engagement. The challenge of course, is determining how schools can create these conditions for every student. The Building Student Resilience, K-8 provides the answer to that challenge. It offers specific steps and tools educators can utilize in their schools and classrooms. Furthermore, it offers a novel idea for assessing the levels of caring relationships and student engagement in a school '" asking the students themselves. This book has a lot to offer. I recommend it highly."
"Virtually all educators endorse the general idea that students will be more successful in and connected to their schools if they have the benefit of caring relationships and high levels of engagement. The challenge of course, is determining how schools can create these conditions for every student. The Building Student Resilience, K-8 provides the answer to that challenge. It offers specific steps and tools educators can utilize in their schools and classrooms. Furthermore, it offers a novel idea for assessing the levels of caring relationships and student engagement in a school asking the students themselves. This book has a lot to offer. I recommend it highly."
"Virtually all educators endorse the general idea that students will be more successful in and connected to their schools if they have the benefit of caring relationships and high levels of engagement. The challenge of course, is determining how schools can create these conditions for every student. The Building Student Resilience, K-8provides the answer to that challenge. It offers specific steps and tools educators can utilize in their schools and classrooms. Furthermore, it offers a novel idea for assessing the levels of caring relationships and student engagement in a school - asking the students themselves. This book has a lot to offer. I recommend it highly."
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Summaries
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Proven strategies for helping students rebound from risk.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title presents strategies and solutions that can easily be implemented in the school and classroom to improve engagement and teacher-student and administrator-student relationships. By using these strategies and understanding how these relationships affect performance, teachers can help students learn at a higher level regardless of risk factors.
Main Description
An experienced teacher and principal of a Title I school, Simon shows how school leaders and teachers can help at-risk students rebound from risk and develop personal resiliency.
Main Description
Building Student Resilience, K-8 presents strategies and solutions that can easily be implemented in the school and classroom to improve engagement and teacher-student and administrator-student relationships. By using these strategies and understanding how these relationships affect performance, teachers can help students learn at a higher level regardless of risk factors. This book provides a detailed and comprehensive treatment of resiliency and working with at-risk students. Readers will learn about the power of establishing caring connected relationships between adults and students in schools across our country. You will also discover how increasing student engagement can propel students' academics quickly upward as achievement gaps are vastly narrowed and student learning greatly improves.
Main Description
Help at-risk students succeed in school and life! Longtime principal Gabe Simon believes that cultivating "the inspiration to dream and an abundance of hope" should be a primary objective of every school principal and support staff team. Learn how you can build the types of caring relationships that will help students learn at a higher level regardless of risk factors. Simon details ways to: Create school structures to boost achievement Implement the strategies that forge strong adult-student relationships Close achievement gaps among disenfranchised student subgroups Overcome risk factors to increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement
Main Description
One of the hazards we face in our focus on test preparation and results-driven schooling is neglecting the needs of our most disenfranchised students. This important book was written to help counter this trend and offer new hope. If, as Gabe Simon suggests, we forge strong relationships and provide scaffolded supports, then we may just make school the transformative experience it should be. An experienced teacher and principal of a Title I school, Simon provides classroom practitioners, support team specialists, and all levels of schools leaders with numerous strategies for helping students rebound from risk. Included are: compelling descriptions of research on the link between resiliency and academic achievement; the most importanat steps educators can take to build students' resiliency; game plans for creating caring school-wide teams and classroom structures that engage students, including positive peer influences; and comments and perspectives from students considered to be at risk. Discover how creating the will to change, combined with the deidication of caring, supportive adults, can support students in reaching their full potential and close the achievement gap once and for all.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorp. ix
Introduction: Turning Pointsp. 1
Our Current Landscapep. 2
Rebounds: Resiliency Overviewp. 5
The Need for Turning Pointsp. 7
Including Student Voices in the Game Planp. 9
The Significance of This Workp. 9
How Do We Know They Will Bounce Back?p. 11
Evidence From the Record Booksp. 11
The Impact of the Resiliency Protective Factorsp. 13
Summary of Theoretical Basep. 14
Seminal Work on Resilience: the Kauai Studyp. 16
Specific Resiliency Protective Factors Impacting Student Achievementp. 17
Conclusionp. 24
The Caring School Teamp. 25
The Schoolwide Game Planp. 25
Students' Perspectives on Supportp. 25
The Engaging Classroom Team: The Classroom Game Planp. 39
Perspectives on Engagementp. 39
Practical Applicationsp. 42
What We Urgently Stand For and Against: Does Your School Truly Put Student Learning First?p. 49
Teacher- Versus Learner-Centered Practicesp. 50
Creating a Sense of Urgencyp. 52
Faces of the Achievement Gapp. 52
Own It!p. 52
All-Star Performance: What Will Your Legacy Be? The Leadership Implications of Systemic Change for All Studentsp. 55
Transformational Leaders as Agents of Changep. 55
Own the Challengep. 56
The Soul of a Leaderp. 57
Conclusionp. 58
Turning Pointsp. 59
Appendices
Envisioning Life Beyond High Schoolp. 61
Demystifying Collegep. 65
Life Skillsp. 67
Enrichment Opportunitiesp. 69
Student Growth Planp. 71
Schoolwide Standards for Behaviorp. 75
Classroom Goals (Fifth-Grade Example)p. 79
Dreamboard Templatep. 81
Hattie's Meta-Strategies for Student Growthp. 83
My Plan for Successp. 85
Grade Improvement Planp. 87
Levels of Supportp. 89
Referencesp. 93
Indexp. 99
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