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Teaching to Strengths.

Teaching to Strengths

Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, Judie Haynes

ASCD

1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311-1714

www.ascd.org

9781416624608, $28.95, PB, 204pp, www.amazon.com

Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" uses real-world examples as well as research-based principles, to show how classroom teachers can: Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom. Connect to students' experiences through instructional planning and delivery; Foster students' strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences; Develop family and community partnerships. Educational experts Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes effectively collaborate to outline a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. "Teaching to Strengths" encourages classroom educators to embrace teaching and school wide practices that support and enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" is a critically important and unreservedly recommended addition to school district, college, and university library Teacher Education collections and supplemental studies lists. It should be noted for education students, classroom teachers, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $27.48).

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Title Annotation:Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, Judie Haynes
Author:Zacarian, Debbie; Alvarez-Ortiz, Lourdes; Haynes, Judie
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jan 1, 2018
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