Archive for October, 2015

Opening Doors: 2015 Annual Conference Recap

Opening Doors: 2015 Annual Conference Recap

October 26, 2015

On Monday, October 19, Seattle Jobs Initiative was joined by more than 150 distinguished thought leaders from workforce development, education, policy, human services, and business for our conference on Illuminating Pathways to Self-Sufficiency. After a morning of networking, SJI Executive Director John Kim opened the day by leading a call to action to do whatever it takes to ensure individuals are granted the resources and opportunities to succeed. Dr. Eldar Shafir led the conversation with his groundbreaking research ...

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Opening Doors: The Pedagogy of Confidence

Opening Doors: The Pedagogy of Confidence

October 6, 2015

How can we inspire learning and high intellectual performance in urban schools and better support low-income students to develop their potential? In preparation for our upcoming fall conference, we?ve been reading Dr. Yvette Jackson?s book The Pedagogy of Confidence, which explores these very questions.

In the book, Dr. Jackson describes how educators can focus on students? strengths, rather than weaknesses, to inspire high intellectual performance. Her Pedagogy of Confidence framework is ?based on the ...

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