Title

Motivating and Challenging At-Risk Youth: It’s Possible!

Location

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Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

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Brief Program Description

Featured Speaker session.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Abbigail J. Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Middle Level Education, Winthrop University, Gastonia, NC

I have been an educator for 20 years, ten of which I spent teaching young adolescents from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I have been at Winthrop University for 10 years where I teach and work with teacher education candidates. I have also consulted in various schools systems across the United States in areas such as Chicago, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, South Carolina and North Carolina where I have shared my expertise on motivation and rigor and my own story of growing up in poverty and being at-risk.

Keyword Descriptors

At-risk students, Student motivation, Student learning, Teacher education

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-7-2016 1:15 PM

End Date

3-7-2016 2:30 PM

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Motivating and Challenging At-Risk Youth: It’s Possible!

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Featured Speaker session.