Powerful Language for Reluctant Learners
Jeremiah’s Journey from Reluctant to Renowned Scholar “A Powerful Memoir”
About the Book
Gary A. Hughes takes you into the mind of reluctant learners and shares how to help them succeed in this resource for educators.
As a veteran teacher, Hughes has a wealth of experience helping reluctant learners, and he’s gained even more experience as the father of Jeremiah Hughes, who was a reluctant learner in his early years of school. Gary A. Hughes was also once a reluctant learner himself as a high school student.
In looking back at how he’s helped his son and others succeed, he shares how to:
help students build self-esteem;
appreciate the impact that spoken words have on reluctant learners;
use words that celebrate and affirm student academic life;
He also breaks down the categories that reluctant learners typically fall into, shares four common reasons that students are reluctant to learn, and explores how to break down barriers so students can bolster achievement.
Moreover, he highlights the importance of simple things, such as getting the names of students right, telling them the truth, and making sure they know they’re valued.
Build trust with students, help them overcome a fear of failure, and encourage them to embrace learning in this invaluable resource.
About the Author
Gary A. Hughes has been teaching in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland for more than twenty years. As a teacher at James Madison Middle School, he started a male mentoring program that became Startin’5 Mentoring & Consulting Services, a nonprofit organization, which he serves as president. He regularly presents workshops throughout the United States centered around the “whole child” and can be contacted via email at Ghughes@startin5.org for inquiries about presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses.