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The Pedagogy of Real Talk
Engaging, Teaching, and Connecting With Students At-Promise

Second Edition

Foreword by Tia Brown McNair



June 2021 | 240 pages | Corwin

Real Talk means real results!
 
To reach students who may see school as an obstacle rather than an opportunity, connection and trust must come first. Paul Hernandez, a former at-risk student, is now a nationally recognized, award-winning educator and trainer. His Real Talk is a practical methodology that helps education professionals build rapport with students at-promise while creating learning experiences that are relevant—and life-changing.  
 
This updated and expanded second edition of a bestseller provides an intensive, robust experience enabling teachers to create and implement connections with their teaching. You will:

  • Develop an understanding of the education research and theories that underlie the Real Talk approach
  • Learn the how-to’s for implementing Real Talk with any group of learners
  • Benefit from diverse and unique case studies, applications, and lessons learned

Teaching with transparency, authenticity, creativity, and grit will lead to higher achievement, student engagement, and graduation rates and fewer discipline problems. Designed to be used by any teacher and with any curriculum, from elementary through post-secondary, Real Talk will change your teaching and develop persistent, optimistic students who feel a sense of belonging.

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Part 1: Foundations
 
Chapter 1: Introduction
 
Chapter 2: Real Talk
 
Chapter 3: What Must be True About You
 
Chapter 4: The Opportunity Gap, Demographic Shift, PRT, and a Sense of Belonging
 
Part 2: Implementation
 
Chapter 5: Implementing Real Talk in the HEP Program
 
Chapter 6: Flexibility, Adaptability, and Effort
 
Chapter 7: Terministic Screens, Alternative Lessons, and Real Talk Discussions
 
Chapter 8: Implementing Real Talk in Any Classroom
 
Part 3: Taking PRT to Scale or Taking Real Talk to Scale
 
Chapter 9: Professional Development
 
Chapter 10: Professional Development: Alternative Lessons
 
Chapter 11: New Beginnings
 
Appendices A - O

Pablo "Paul" Hernandez

Paul Hernandez, PhD, earned his doctorate in Sociology specializing in the sociology of education, social inequality, and diversity. Dr. Hernandez is a nationally recognized speaker and leader in college access and success, community outreach, and pedagogy for educators working with underserved/underprepared students and students at promise. As a former faculty member, non-profit administrator, higher education administrator, and educational consultant, Dr. Hernandez works with higher education institutions, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations helping them further develop and evolve their work with students and communities. Prior to... More About Author

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