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Episode 7 | Posted on April 16, 2012 17:17
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Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Hanoch McCarty about what we can do to increase the likelihood of success and engagement for students in the “bottom third of the class,” the ones most likely to drop out. McCarty offers practical and encouraging ways for teachers to change these patterns and break the cycle of failure, which seems to follow students throughout their school lives. Here are effective ways to offer hope to young people, to connect with kids in an emotionally safe environment where they are willing to take risks, make an effort, try again and again— an environment that offers students the possibility that they can indeed experience school success.
Dr. Hanoch McCarty is a nationally known keynote speaker, teacher trainer, and a co-author in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He began his career as a social worker and then high school teacher in New York City, and later became a professor of education. Dr. McCarty has conducted hundreds of workshops for educators all over the US and Canada. His interests are focused on what he calls “fragile learners,” the students who stay in the lower third of the achievement curve, and especially what can be done to help them increase their success and improve their functioning. His approach is on the practical side: steps that can be taken, incrementally, to help them break out of the cycle of failure.
at-risk learners, fragile learners, dropout prevention, engaging unmotivated students, changing patterns of failure
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