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10 Steps To the Head of the Class : A Handbook for Middle School Students

Betances, Samuel

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ISBN 10: 1891438026 / ISBN 13: 9781891438028
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Title: 10 Steps To the Head of the Class : A ...

Publisher: New Century Forum


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Middle School is a critical transition threshold for students, which provides the ideal opportunity for eliminating bad habits and setting students on the right course. For more than a decade, teachers and parents of middle school students have asked for an age-appropriate version of my book, Ten Steps to the Head of the Class. This handbook is an adaptation specifically designed for middle school. No student can make progress in school while moving in a downward direction. No one can! Nonetheless, the path from mediocrity to excellence is not often clearly marked. This book provides a step by step guide to middle school students to develop good study skills for moving upward in their journey to excel in school and in life. Young people in school have choices: reach for the top or settle for mediocrity. Dr. Samuel Betances, America s foremost communicator on casting away barriers to success, challenges readers to confront ten of the habits which prevent students from achieving academic excellence. Learn how to identify and overcome: Procrasti-cramming - Reckless Reading - Fishing for Answers - Post-Lecture Reading - Loafing in the Place of Study - Going Solo - Viewing Teachers as Adultists - Seeking Solutions Without Education - Pursuing Logical Paths to Wrong Destinations - Dishonoring Your Loved Ones by Failing in School

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He is best known for keynoting and presenting workshops on retaining, educating and graduating first generation students from book-poor homes. With a compelling personal journey from dropping out of school to earning two graduate degrees from Harvard, he motivates and inspires willing learners. His message urges educators, students, parents, community leaders and youth development professionals in public and private institutions of learning across the country to help the next generation succeed by staying in school, becoming educated and graduating. His children and grandchildren are products of the Chicago Public Schools. Having worked at the US Department of Education and as a Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for 25 years, Dr. Betances is widely recognized for his advocacy of First Generation Students. He and his wife, Dr. Laura M. Torres Souder, have provided professional leadership and staff development training to over 1,112 public and private schools at home and abroad. They continue to provide diversity training and advocate for authentic literacy throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and Micronesia.

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