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Westbridge Academy

60 West Street

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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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: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence and The Teacher 50:Critical Questions for Inspiring Classroom Excellence. His 9th book, Is My School Better BECAUSE I 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 Hall of Fame.





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