Urban schools often conjure up images of dilapidated buildings filled with impoverished kids, posting failing test scores. And yet there are numerous examples of urban schools across Michigan that are proving this horrific image is not reality. Many teachers find fulfillment for their passion as they embrace the challenges in city communities. These teachers know they can make a HUGE difference in the lives of kids.
Robert Marzano and other prominent researchers have shown that teacher effectiveness far outweighs other factors such as parental involvement, socio-economic status and student motivation in terms of impact on students. TEACHERS are the ones who have the biggest impact on student achievement.
Highly effective teachers demonstrate daily the compassion, skills, collaboration, and perseverance necessary to ensure success for urban students. Want to hear and see examples of success in urban classrooms? Attend THE POWER OF YOU conference on February 20 and focus on a strand of sessions dedicated to Urban Success. Click here for more information.