Urban Essentials 101

A Handbook for Understanding and Unleashing the Academic Potential in Urban Underperforming Schools

by Julius R. Lockett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/21/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781425960612

About the Book

This book is about the development and implementation of a high quality teacher-student relationship program in urban underperforming public schools.  It is about hiring and preparing teachers to become expert urban underperforming school relationship builders.  This book will identify and discuss five elements--the student, the environment, discipline, instruction, and the teacher--that are key to the understanding and building of solid relationships within the urban public schools. This book is written for teachers, school administrators, and government officials who would like to try a fresh yet time-honored approach to building a truly just and equitable system for all of America's youth.  And this book is written for those students in urban underperforming schools who are systematically being impeded from a genuine opportunity to attain the necessary skills to achieve the elusive American dream.


About the Author

Julius holds a Master's of Science, in Public and Urban Affairs, from Georgia State University. He also attended the University of San Diego, where he completed the Educational Leadership Development Academy (ELDA). Julius has a California Administrative Services Credential, and a California Teaching Credential. From 1997-1998, Julius was employed as a history and language arts teacher with the Fresno County Office of Education, and worked at the Elkhorn Correctional (Boot Camp) Facility. From 1998 to 2009, he was employed with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). While with SDUSD, Julius worked as a teacher, Dean of Students, and vice principal. During his tenure the UE101 Program was effectively implemented at multiple sites. Currently, Julius is assistant principal at Orange Glen High School, in Escondido, CA.