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Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students for Excellence

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Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

Principal Kafele asserts that a huge challenge to closing the various gaps in achievement is the assumption that achievement is the only issue of concern for educators. Going beyond a superficial treatment of achievement, he contends that underachievement is a result of the failure to adequately address the “attitude gap” that continues to persist in American classrooms. He makes this assertion for students across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. Educators will learn practical strategies for closing the attitude gap and firing up their students to eliminate underachievement in their classrooms and schools.

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Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Principal Baruti Kafele, MA, Educational Administration, Education Speaker, Consultant, Author, Principal Kafele Consulting, LLC, Jersey City, NJ

Keyword Descriptors

Attitude gap, achievement, Baruti Kafele

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2018 10:00 AM

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Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students for Excellence

Principal Kafele asserts that a huge challenge to closing the various gaps in achievement is the assumption that achievement is the only issue of concern for educators. Going beyond a superficial treatment of achievement, he contends that underachievement is a result of the failure to adequately address the “attitude gap” that continues to persist in American classrooms. He makes this assertion for students across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. Educators will learn practical strategies for closing the attitude gap and firing up their students to eliminate underachievement in their classrooms and schools.