An Ethic of Excellence

Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

Author: Ron Berger

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005966

Category: Education

Page: 156

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The author gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift-a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence" and with a passion for quality describes what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. The author tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.
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Creating a Culture for High-Performing Schools

A Comprehensive Approach to School Reform and Dropout Prevention

Author: Cletus R. Bulach,Fred C. Lunenberg,Les Potter, Ed. D., academic chair, associate professor, college of education, Daytona State College

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610483235

Category: Education

Page: 188

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This book describes a comprehensive school reform approach that reduces resistance to school reform and increases the likelihood of creating a caring learning community. Creating a "high-performing" school is an organizational approach to school reform that creates a distinctly different school culture and climate than can be found in existing schools.
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School Climate and Culture vis-à-vis Student Learning

Keys to Collaborative Problem Solving and Responsibility

Author: Cletus R. Bulach,Fred C. Lunenburg,Les Potter, Ed. D., academic chair, associate professor, college of education, Daytona State College

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475829248

Category: Education

Page: 130

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In this book, the authors describe a comprehensive school reform approach that addresses the six areas needing reform and reduces resistance to school reform. Creating a “high-performing” school is an organizational approach to school reform that creates a distinctly different school culture and climate than can be found in existing schools. The authors detail a vision and mission for a comprehensive school reform that involves all stakeholders and leads to high performance.
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Challenges from the Middle

Inner City Middle Schools and the Need for Character Education

Author: Emeka Nzeocha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479712698

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Behavior. Personality. Adolescence. Academic performance. These are some of the buzz phrases prevalent in middle school settings as educators wrestle with how to understand, manage, lead, and work with our middle school students and help shape them into responsible young adults. Character education (and many terms like it) is a concept that has been around for many years on every level of the educational process. In the middle school setting, there is an urgent need for character education, regardless of what form it takes. Sadly, some schools and/or the administration abandon this process in the vigorous pursuit of higher test scores. This book condenses my empirical research into character education with a focus on the inner city middle school setting. I examined how school stakeholders viewed this topic, what they know about it, why they support or disapprove of character education, and possible steps schools could take to implement their own initiatives successfully, both in the middle school setting and others as well.
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Powering Up Children

The Learning Power Approach to Primary Teaching

Author: Guy Claxton,Becky Carlzon

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785833820

Category: Education

Page: 352

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In ‘Powering Up Children: The Learning Power Approach to primary teaching’, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon harness the design principles of the Learning Power Approach (LPA) to provide a rich resource of effective teaching strategies for use in the primary school classroom. Foreword by Ron Berger. The LPA is a pedagogical formula which aims to develop all children as confident and capable learners – ready, willing, and able to choose, design, research, pursue, troubleshoot, and evaluate learning for themselves, alone and with others, in school and out. This approach therefore empowers teachers to complement their delivery of content, knowledge, and skills with the nurturing of positive habits of mind that will better prepare students to flourish in later life. Building upon the foundations carefully laid in The Learning Power Approach (ISBN 9781785832451), the first book in the Learning Power series, Guy Claxton and Becky Carlzon’s ‘Powering Up Children’ embeds the ideas of this influential method in the context of the primary school. It offers a thorough explanation of how the LPA’s design principles apply to this level of education and, by presenting a wide range of practical strategies and classroom examples, illustrates how they can be put into action with different age groups and in different curricular areas – especially relating to literacy and numeracy, but also in specific subjects such as science, history, art, and PE. Bursting with tips and techniques to get students’ learning muscles stretching from a young age, the book is designed for busy primary school teachers who want to get started on the LPA journey – as well as for those who have already made good progress and are looking for fresh ideas. The central chapters are structured around thematic clusters of the LPA’s design principles, and follow a common format: 1. First, the authors explain why the design principles focused on are important; including what’s in it for the teacher and what’s in it for the children. 2. Next, they offer a menu of practical low-risk tweaks to classroom practice that enable teachers to engage with the design principles and experience some quick wins. 3. Then they provide some ideas about how to embed the principles more deeply in the ongoing life of the classroom – including some rich lesson examples from across the primary age range, and from different school subjects. 4. Finally, they address some of the common bumps and issues that may crop up along the way, and offer advice to help teachers overcome such potential obstacles. Suitable for both newly qualified and experienced teachers of learners aged 3–11. Contents include: Chapter 1. An Overview of the Learning Power Approach Chapter 2. The Learning Power Approach in Action Chapter 3. Setting the Scene: Making Your Classroom a Safe and Interesting Place to Be a Learner Chapter 4. Designing the Environment Chapter 5. The Languages of Learning Chapter 6. Collaboration and Conversation Chapter 7. Making Learning Challenging and Adjustable Chapter 8. Independence and Responsibility Chapter 9. Reflection, Improvement, and Craftsmanship Chapter 10. Beyond the Single Lesson
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Support and Instruction for Youth Purpose

New Directions for Youth Development, Number 132

Author: Jenni Menon Mariano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118253817

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Learn about the kinds of learning tools and experiences that aremost likely to foster a positive and engaged sense of purpose fordiverse groups of youth. This groundbreaking research is among thefirst in recent years to explicitly address the supports of youthpurpose and construct youth purpose interventions. Presenting thecurrent state of the field on instructing for youth purpose,it’s a valuable resource for researchers, teachers, andpolicymakers who are interested in promoting positive youthdevelopment. This is the 132nd volume of New Directions forYouth Development, the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesdedicated to bringing together everyone concerned with helpingyoung people, including scholars, practitioners, and people fromdifferent disciplines and professions.
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Democratic Education in Practice

Inside the Mission Hill School

Author: Matthew Knoester

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772003

Category: Education

Page: 204

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The Mission Hill School, founded by MacArthur Award winner Deborah Meier and colleagues in 1997, is a small public school that has rethought almost everything about the process of teaching and learning. Beyond richly describing and evaluating this high-achieving school, the author argues that democratic education is increasingly difficult in this era of testing and standardization and that a school such as Mission Hill must be continually thoughtful, innovative, and courageous in counteracting systemic inequality. This in-depth examination is essential reading for anyone interested in how to better understand seemingly intractable problems related to urban public education in the United States. Book Features: An exemplary model of democratic education that shows the inner workings of a largely teacher-governed school.A rare example of an urban school implementing Dewey-influenced progressive pedagogy.In-depth descriptions of an anti-racist and culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum.A close examination of successful practices, including shared decision making, intensive problem solving, and looking at student work. Matthew Knoester is a National Board Certified Teacher and former teacher at the Mission Hill School in Boston. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Evansville. “Matthew Knoester has done us an enormous favor by showing us, in detail, what could be—one example of how schools can be the building blocks for democracy, recreating community for all to taste, feel, hear, and see.” —From the Foreword by Deborah W. Meier “This is exactly the kind of book that is so necessary at this time. Schools can be respectful, responsive, and caring places. Matthew Knoester gives us a detailed picture of such a school. If more people would read books such as this, the national debate on education would be all the better for it.” —Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Knoester’s account of the Mission Hill School captures the ‘habits of mind’ needed if public schools are to be truly democratic in spirit and in practice, centered on the children, and, as Deborah Meier so powerfully advocates, protected from those policies and social forces that accept and perpetuate disengagement and inequality in our children's education.” —Linda McSpadden McNeil, Professor of Education, Rice University; author of Contradictions of School Reform “To those who have never seen the Mission Hill School in Boston, it may sound like a magical place. The good news is that it is real and Knoester shows us through his compelling narrative how and why they have been able to achieve so much. For educators, students, and parents this book will be a source of inspiration. At a time when our policymakers and many so-called reformers are actively undermining support for public education, this important book will serve as a reminder that we can do a much better job at educating all children.” —Pedro Noguera, Executive Director,Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University
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School Smarts

The Four Cs of Academic Success

Author: Jim Burke

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 160

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What effective learners do to succeed in school and how you can help all of your students achieve similar results.
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Strengthening school safety through prevention of bullying

joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities and the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, July 8, 2009

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 118

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Abriendo Caminos

Peer Coaching of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for Teachers of Adolescent Emergent Bilinguals

Author: Janet Rachel Johns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 480

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