How To Eliminate Achievement Gap Without Leaving Any Child Behind

Student Edition: A Handbook of Strategies and Best Practices

by Ignatius E. Idio, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/19/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9781425995737

About the Book

How to Eliminate Achievement Gap Without Leaving Any Child Behind: A Handbook of Strategies and Best Practices was designed for college and university instructors, teacher education majors, and classroom teachers, especially the first year teachers who will need the ready-to-use strategies to teach the curriculum subjects right from the first day of school and throughout the school year.  There are eleven proven, research-based, and practical strategies for teachers to use with their students.  There are graphics and charts available in black line masters for teachers and students.  The test banks and answer keys are for the teachers or instructors to use to assess student learning.

            Today more testing has become the norm rather than the exception in our schools.

This book addresses the questions: Why should teachers assess student learning?  Do students really learn the specific curricular objectives that teachers are teaching?  How do teachers and instructors know whether or not students are really learning and mastering the concepts that they are teaching?  It presents the different assessment tools available to teachers and instructors to use in assessing student learning.    

            Classroom management affects how successful teaching and learning occur within the classroom.  The book describes several strategies that teachers can use to maintain discipline and actively engage students in the learning process.  It suggests several examples of effective classroom procedures and routines that teachers can use to maintain discipline in order to focus on teaching and learning.

          With the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, this book also identifies the things that states, local districts, and individual schools are doing to narrow the achievement gaps.  Finally, the book summarizes the research findings about what works in teaching and learning.

About the Author

Dr. Ignatius E. Idio is the author of Effective School Leadership: A Handbook for Aspiring and Experienced Leaders, as well as, the award winning poetries of inspiration and courage entitled: “Bravo to NASA,” published in Many Voices Many Lands by Anthology of Poetry, v1 No. 1, 1987 and “Before My Journey Ends,” published in Expressions by American Poets Society, 2005.

            Dr. Idio earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from Argosy University of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida; an M.S. in elementary education from Gramblng State University, Grambling, Louisiana; and a B.A. in economics from Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia.

He is also an adjunct professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College Manassas Campus and a seasoned public school educator and teacher with Prince William County Public Schools district in Manassas, Virginia.

Dr. Idio is an active member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Uruan Development Association (UDA) USA, Inc (a nonprofit, charitable organization) where he serves as the current general secretary and chair of the UDA scholarship committee. He has done extensive consultation work for school administrators and teachers. In 2005, he served on the Akwa Ibom State Association of Nigeria USA, Inc. subcommittee on Academic Excellence Project and coauthored the “Criteria for Academic Excellence.” He was twice elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.