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Monday, January 21 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Closing the 'Attitude Gap' of Black Male Learners
The plight of Black males continues to pose a major challenge for educators at all levels. In this high-energy, interactive session, Baruti Kafele will share proven, replicable strategies he used over his 21 years as an urban public school teacher and principal which inspired thousands of Black males to consistently soar academically. It places a particular emphasis on Kafele's Closing the "Attitude Gap" C.A.R.E.E.R. Framework as follows:

• Compassion for Students

• Attitude toward Students

• Relationship with Students

• Environment for Learning

• Empowerment for Success

• Relevance in Instruction

With a national graduation rate of only 47%, Kafele contends that as long as schools fail to capture the attention of their otherwise brilliant Black male learners, they will continue to lose large numbers of them. He contends that through the implementation of the strategies offered in this session, the probability of Black males striving to pursue higher ed. increases exponentially.

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Baruti Kafele

Consultant, Principal Kafele Consulting, LLC
Award-winning educator, internationally-renowned speaker and best-selling author, Principal Baruti Kafele is on fire! He's on a mission to motivate, educate and empower educators, parents and children toward the elimination of the attitude gap, the world over. A highly-regarded urban... Read More →

Monday January 21, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Delta Ballroom C