Yes, You Can!

Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color

Gail L. Thompson,

Yes, You Can!: Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color
 
 
An all-in-one toolkit that empowers new teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners 

When novice teachers are assigned to teach disadvantaged students, the results are predictable: growing tension and frustration on both sides, leading to disengaged students and disillusioned educators.

Gail and Rufus Thompson are renowned experts on bridging the instructional gaps between teachers and students who don’t look like them. In this book, the authors show new teachers how to flourish by building on the assets of their students and the students’ families. 

Yes, You Can! holds up a mirror to deeply-held beliefs about race and other variables of difference. Through interactive exercises, readers gain confidence and empathy that translate to success for students. The book includes:

  •  Powerful vignettes about real teachers and students that help promote teacher empathy and understanding
  •  Original research conducted by the authors on the confidence levels of new and experienced educators 
  • Targeted strategies for many student profiles: African American, Latino, Asian American, White, high-achiever, low-achiever, and more

Before learning can take place, there must be mutual understanding and respect between student and teacher. Yes, You Can! ensures these critical links are strong.

"This is one of the most useful books I have read in some time! Whether novice or veteran, if one truly wants to be successful in teaching children of color, this exciting book is an invaluable tool. From their extensive experience as successful classroom teachers, researchers, and leaders of professional development, the authors combine authentic scenarios, reflection activities, and suggested strategies that empower educators in being effective with students at all grade levels and from all demographic groups in our society."

—Randall B. Lindsey, Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
 

 
 


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