eBook The Pedagogy of Real Talk: Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting With Students at Risk, 1st Edition

  • Paul Hernandez
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  • ISBN-10: 1506304966
  • ISBN-13: 9781506304960
  • DDC: 371.93
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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To successfully teach struggling students, connection and trust come first. Author Paul Hernandez, a former student at risk, is now a nationally recognized, award-winning educator and trainer. His Real Talk is a practical methodology that helps education professionals build rapport with students while creating learning experiences that are relevant…and life-changing. The results are transformed classroom and school environments, engaged students, and higher achievement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Introduction.
2: Real Talk.
3: The Students, Their Experiences, and the Academic Results.
4: Implementing Real Talk in the HEP Program.
5: Flexibility, Adaptability, and Effort.
6: Terministic Screens and Real Talk Discussions.
7: Dealing With the Exceptions.
8: Implementing Real Talk in Any Classroom.
9: The Training of Teachers.
10: Training: Alternative Lessons.
11: Training and Feedback.
12: New Beginnings.
Appendix A Real Talk on Symbolism.
Appendix B “Who I Am” Real Talk on the First Day of Class.
Appendix C Real Talk on Adversity.
Appendix D Real Talk on Assumptions.
Appendix E Real Talk on Overcoming Personal Challenges With Hard Work and Determination.
Appendix F Real Talk on Transforming Frustration and Anger Into Empowerment.
Appendix G Real Talk on Being Authentic.
Appendix H Real Talk on Classroom Norms.
Appendix I Examples of Real Talk Themes.
Appendix J Bridge Project Packet.
Appendix K Alternative Lesson on Congruent Triangles.
Appendix L Alternative Lesson on Federal Courts and the Judicial Branch Unit.
Appendix M Alternative Lesson on Graphing Different Types of Linear Systems.
Appendix N Alternative Lesson on Public Speaking Anxiety.
Appendix O Alternative Lesson Topics and Summaries.
Appendix P Games.