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The pedagogy of real talk : engaging, teaching, and connecting with students at risk

Author: Paul Hernandez, (Sociologist)
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Corwin, a SAGE Company, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Real Talk is a practical methodology that helps education professionals build rapport with students while creating learning experiences that are relevant. This book guides readers through every step of implementation. Develop an understanding of the education research and theories that underlie the Real Talk approach; Learn the how-to's for implementing Real Talk with any group of learnings; Benefit from case  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hernandez, (Sociologist)
ISBN: 9781483377117 1483377113
OCLC Number: 899229933
Description: xv, 190 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction. Students at risk ; The researcher ; MSU HEP ; The pedagogy --
Real Talk. The theoretical foundations of Real Talk ; Refinement of the Pedagogy of Real Talk ; The Pedagogy of Real Talk and other approaches --
The Students, Their Experiences, and the Academic Results. Inception of the case study ; HEP student participants ; The results --
Implementing Real Talk in the HEP program. Dialogue ; Relating to students ; Structure ; Clarity ; Redundancy ; Enthusiasm ; Appropriate pace ; Maximized engagement --
Flexibility, Adaptability, and Effort. Flexibility ; Adaptability ; Effort --
Terministic Screens and Real Talk Discussions. Terministic screens ; Real Talk --
Dealing with the Exceptions. The case of PB ; The case of Jessie ; The Case of LB ; The challenge to teachers --
Implementing Real Talk in Any Classroom --
The Training of Teachers. The basic components and foundations of the Pedagogy ; Connections through Real Talk ; Another Real Talk example ; Maintaining connections --
Training : Alternative Lessons. Alternative lesson examples --
Training and Feedback --
New Beginnings --
Appendices: Real Talk on symbolism ; "Who I am" Real Talk on the first day of class ; Real Talk on adversity ; Real Talk on assumptions ; Real Talk on overcoming personal challenges with hard work and determination ; Real Talk on transforming frustration and anger into empowerment ; Real Talk on being authentic ; Real Talk on classroom norms ; Examples of Real Talk themes ; Bridge project packet ; Alternative lesson on congruent triangles ; Alternative lesson on federal courts and the Judicial Branch ; Alternative lesson on graphing different types of linear systems ; Alternative lesson on public speaking anxiety ; Alternative lesson topics and summaries ; Games.
Other Titles: Engaging, teaching, and connecting with students at risk
Responsibility: Paul Hernandez ; foreword by David Osher.


Use Real Talk to reach and inspire your struggling learners, with a step-by-step plan and illuminating case studies from a former at-risk student-now a nationally-acclaimed educator.  Read more...


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