"This is one of the most useful books I have read in some time! Whether novice or veteran, if one truly wants to be successful in teaching children and youth of color, the Thompson’s exciting new book, Yes You Can, is an invaluable tool. The book is designed for personal use as well as professional development with colleagues.
"After reading Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want to a Great Start and a Great Finish with Their Students of Color, I cannot imagine teaching or administrating without it. This honest, engaging book will open your eyes to new ways to relate to kids and help them be successful. Though focused on students of color, the book helps with all areas of diversity: all races and ethnicities, low performing vs. high performing, English learners vs. native English speakers, etc.
"This book reassures, and reinforces every teacher’s confidence to teach. The authors strategically, yet sensitively, empower teachers to delve into their own thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences in order to increase their personal effectiveness. The research-based suggestions to teachers who want to be successful are offered in a practical, thorough, and self-examining process. The chapters’ reflective activities can easily be used during a professional development session or during a university course.
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