In their new book, Bergmann and Brough provide a clear path to follow for helping your at-risk students achieve success in and out of the classroom. Packed with classroom-tested, practical strategies and lesson plans for teaching respect, responsibility, resilience, reading, and other essential skills to at-risk students, this is a must-have book for educators at all levels.
Use the plans alone, or as part of a unit. Either way, the tools for success in this book will help you positively impact the lives of at-risk students every day. Each chapter is dedicated to a different skill and offers easy-to-implement activities and strategies based on achieving success in that essential skill.
Each chapter includes a component about what parents and caregivers can do to help their at-risk children achieve success, and provides a basis for effective communication between educator and parent, an important piece of the puzzle often overlooked.
Chapter 1: Who Are These Students and Why Should We Listen to Them?
Chapter 2: Helping Students Develop Resilience
Chapter 3: Helping Students Develop Resourcefulness
Chapter 4: Helping Students Develop Responsibility
Chapter 5: Helping Students Develop Positive Relationships
Chapter 6: Helping Students Develop Respect
Chapter 7: Helping Students Develop Reading Skills
The authors provide explicit strategies, lessons and tools that teachers, school leaders and parents can immediately use to help students develop the vital skills mentioned in this book. Motr importantly, the ideas shared in this book are things that can be easily implemented in any classroom or home. There's no theoretical jargon here. This book is a valuable resource. It's another home run for Sherrel Bergmann and Judith Brough! —Ronald Williamson, Ed.D., Professor, Leadership and Counseling, Eastern Michigan University
The scientifically based research strategies and practical tips in this book are relevant for principals, teachers, guidance counselors, parent coordinators, and district administrators, and could serve as a district-wide reference. —Christy Oliver-Hawley, Director, Intellectually Gifted Program, Irvington Public Schools
This book encompasses the critical components of student success that directly tie academic achievement with the other intangible factors and influences on success. —Gina Kevern, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ravenna School District
Infographic: 7 Things Administrators Can Do to Help Students Develop Resilience.
Infographic: 6 Skills to Reduce the Risk and Increase the Promise of Your Students.
Judith Brough wrote an article for NASSP.
6 Skills to Reduce the Risk and Increase the Promise of Your Students Infographic Featured in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
Reducing the Risk, Increasing the Promise: Strategies for Student Success was reviewed by Ron Williamson.
Reducing the Risk, Increasing the Promise: Strategies for Student Success was reviewed in Book News Inc.
Judith Allen Brough, Ed.D., is a former Student Teaching Supervisor, Professor, and Chair of the Education Department at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She received her doctoral degree from SUNY Buffalo in Curriculum Planning and Development with a specialization in middle level education and supervision. She taught in grades 6 through 10 for ten years, and returned to teaching a class weekly in grades 4 through 8 during a sabbatical leave.
Dr. Sherrel Bergmann has been teaching, counseling, and researching at-risk students and their teachers for over thirty years. As a professor at National Louis University, she taught teachers who face these students in their classrooms everyday. Her work has been recognized with the Lounsbury Award from the National Middle School Association and the Gruhn/Long/Melton Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.