Friday, 08. March 2019, Westbridge Academy, Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success
featuring Baruti Kafele, AKA "Principal Kafele"
Friday, March 8, 2019
Registration and coffee: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Workshop: 9:00am-12:00pm
12:00-1:00 - Networking Lunch and optional school tours
This highly engaging, high energy interactive workshop is an absolute must for any school leader, CST member or special educator concerned about the “attitude transformation” of at-risk students. It will challenge attendees to look at the underachievement of at-risk students differently and will give educators strategies for closing the “attitude gap”.
Educators will be able to take the information and strategies attained and immediately apply in their schools and classrooms. Participants will learn:

How to identify the attitude gap in their classrooms.


The impact of student and staff attitudes on closing the attitude gap.
Strategies toward creating a classroom climate and culture conducive to closing the attitude gap.
Strategies toward creating a classroom brand conducive to closing the attitude gap
Strategies toward creating an Intentionality of Excellence for closing the attitude gap.
Strategies toward creating caring, meaningful relationships with students toward closing the attitude gap.
Strategies toward being culturally-responsive to all of the learners in the classroom toward closing the attitude gap.

3 Professional Development Hours Awarded
The workshop offered at no charge.
About our speaker: Baruti Kafele
A highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey, Principal Kafele has distinguished himself as a master teacher, and a transformational school leader. Now one of the most sought-after and inspirational education speakers in North America, he has delivered more than 2,000 workshops, keynotes and conference programs inspiring school and classroom excellence.
He is the author of 8 books, including Closing the Attitude Gap, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, The Principal 50 and The Teacher 50. His 9th book, Is Your School Better BECAUSE You Lead It? is forthcoming. He is the recipient of over 150 educational, professional and community awards which include the prestigious Milken National Educator Award, the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, and induction into the East Orange, New Jersey Hall of Fame.





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

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