Book Group

Bandwidth Recovery

“Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and Social Marginalization” by Cia Verschelden

Tuesdays, February 13, 20, and 27, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the CITL lobby

Feel free to bring your lunch! Participation is limited to 10 people, and all participants will receive a complimentary copy of the text.

Registration is open through February 2. Join us for this three-part book group. Register here.

From the publisher: “This book argues that the cognitive resources for learning of over half of our young people have been diminished by the negative effects of economic insecurity, discrimination, and hostility against non-majority groups based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and other aspects of difference. Recognizing that these students are no different than their peers in terms of cognitive capacity, Verschelden presents strategies for promoting a growth mind-set and self-efficacy, developing supports that build upon students’ values and prior knowledge, and creating learning environments in and out of the classroom so students can feel a sense of belonging and community.”