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Principal Baruti Kafele


Alexandria, VA (BlackNews.com) — According to The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, only 47 percent of black males graduate from high school. In response to this crisis, ASCD presents a new professional development DVD featuring renowned educator Baruti Kafele titled Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life.

Based on the blockbuster hit book published by ASCD in 2009, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life brings to life the tactics and strategies today’s educators need to motivate black males to succeed. Through interviews and vignettes from real-life success stories, educators viewing Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life will be inspired to follow the example of Kafele, an educator for more than 20 years with experience as both a teacher and a principal.

“I know the challenges that black males face and the amazing things they accomplish,” said Kafele, a former East Orange, N.J., principal. “This DVD provides educators with a framework for motivating, educating, and empowering their black male students. It is my hope that this DVD will give educators the inspiration to truly believe that all of their learners will soar.”

In the DVD, Kafele helps teachers and administrators understand how to address crucial issues that face many young black male students, and works directly with a group of students on issues of manhood and responsibility. He provides practical tools and empowering examples that schools can integrate into their programs and practices right away, including:

* How to address the crisis of self-identity that many young black males face today.

* How to encourage reflective practice among teachers of young black male students.

* How to motivate and encourage young black males by establishing and leading a Young Men’s Empowerment Program.

“ASCD is pleased to present Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life,” said Judy Zimny, ASCD chief of program development and former school principal. “Principal Kafele provides the insight and knowledge any educator can use to encourage success among black male students.”

The 40-minute DVD with an additional 65 minutes of bonus material is available for sale in the ASCD store for $179.00 for nonmembers and $129.00 for members. Bonus material includes complete student and teacher workshop sessions led by Baruti Kafele.

Visit http://shop.ascd.org for more information about ASCD books and DVDs. To learn more about ASCD and ASCD membership, go to www.ascd.org.

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