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Lessons To Learn

Author : Molly Ness
ISBN : 9781135941864
Genre : Education
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This is the inside story of the more than 8,000 recent college graduates who have joined Teach for America and committed two years of service to teaching in the nation's most troubled public schools. In the tradition of books by Studs Terkel, Ness combines interviews and essays from TFA members and alumni as well as principals, superintendents, parents, and noted education experts.

Excellence For All

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ISBN : STANFORD:dc391yx7740
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Excellence For All: American Education Reform, 1983-2008 examines the history of school reform in the United States over the past quarter-century. Specifically, the work examines an approach to educational change best characterized by the phrase "excellence for all"—an equity-focused policy phenomenon uniquely situated for the policymaking context of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The idea of promoting excellence for all students united a broad enough coalition to pursue a truly national reform effort and captured the imaginations of leaders in state and local government, at philanthropic foundations, in colleges and universities, and in school districts across the country. Led by a corps of self-styled educational entrepreneurs aggressively pursuing reforms that they could take "to scale, " the movement sought to remake the American high school piece by piece. The dissertation examines this reform movement through the nation's three largest districts—New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles—and through three particular change efforts: a physical plant reform (the small schools movement), a personnel reform (Teach For America), and a curricular reform (the Advanced Placement Program). The work aims to establish the ways in which this most recent era of school reform represented a departure from previous reform eras, strives to explain the movement's broad appeal, and ultimately, aims to understand its shortcomings by exploring the assumptions underlying the excellence for all approach and the tradeoffs required by it.

Confessions Of A Bad Teacher

Author : John Owens
ISBN : 9781402281020
Genre : Business & Economics
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An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as his students began to thrive under his tutelage, Owens found himself increasingly mired in a broken educational system, driven by broken statistics, finances, and administrations undermining their own support system-the teachers. The situation has gotten to the point where the phrase "Bad Teacher" is almost interchangeable with "Teacher." And Owens found himself labeled just that when the methods he saw inspiring his students didn't meet the reform mandates. With firsthand accounts from teachers across the country and tips for improving public schools, Confessions of a Bad Teacher is an eye-opening call-to-action to embrace our best educators and create real reform for our children's futures.

One Day All Children

Author : Wendy Kopp
ISBN : 0786724005
Genre : Education
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From her dorm room at Princeton University, twenty-one-year-old college senior Wendy Kopp decided to launch a movement to improve public education in America. In One Day, All Children... , she shares the remarkable story of Teach For America, a non-profit organization that sends outstanding college graduates to teach for two years in the most under-resourced urban and rural public schools in America. The astonishing success of the program has proven it possible for children in low-income areas to attain the same level of academic achievement as children in more privileged areas and more privileged schools. One Day, All Children… is not just a personal memoir. It's a blueprint for the new civil rights movement--a movement that demands educational access and opportunity for all American children.

Learning On Other People S Kids

Author : Barbara Torre Veltri, Ed. D
ISBN : 9781607524441
Genre : Education
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This work captures the voices of TFA novices who offer candid accounts of their experiences in Becoming Teach For America Teachers. Previously unanswered questions are addressed: Why do recent college graduates apply to Teach For America? How are they recruited, trained, and hired? How do they learn the culture (s) of the community, schools, grade level, curriculum, and children they teach? Is there a “culture” of the TFA organization? What recommendations do they offer to TFA donors, policymakers, future corps members and the public? Woven into this book, are perspectives from mentors who worked alongside TFAers, administrators who hired them, corporate C.E.O.’s who supported them, and policies (both local and national) that privileged TFA over nonTFA teachers. Finally, a compelling series of eyewitness narratives introduces each chapter’s theme, documented from the author’s own, “Notes from the Field.” These accounts offer rich, descriptive vignettes that present the challenges TFAers faced, as they occurred. Schools reflect the multitiered and often nonlevel playing field that comprises America’s educational landscape. Learning on Other People’s Kids: Becoming a Teach For America Teacher provides readers a glimpse into the corps member experience in a rare ethnographic account.

Improving Urban Middle Schools

Author : L. Mickey Fenzel
ISBN : 0791493504
Genre : Education
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A look at Nativity schools, alternative middle schools that have had great success educating at-risk, urban students.

Think Big With Think Alouds Grades K 5

Author : Molly Ness
ISBN : 9781506364940
Genre : Education
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A think-aloud process that comes close to bottling magic Grab a pencil, and you are on your way to dynamic lessons using Molly’s three-step planning process. Read Once: Go wild, putting a flurry of sticky notes on spots that strike you Read Twice: Whittle your notes down to the juiciest stopping points Read Three Times: Jot down what you will say so there’s no need to wing it in front of the kids Molly helps you focus on just five strategies: asking questions, making inferences, synthesizing, understanding the author’s purpose, and monitoring and clarifying. Includes more than 20 ready-made think aloud scripts, activities, templates, and more.

Moments Of Clarity Lp

Author : Christopher Kennedy Lawford
ISBN : 9780061719738
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts the 1986 realization of the full extent of his substance abuse problem, and documents the addiction struggles of such figures as Alec Baldwin, Judy Collins, and Anthony Hopkins.

How I Did It

Author : Harvard Business Review
ISBN : 9781625272263
Genre : Business & Economics
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Powerful stories from the world’s top CEOs to help prepare you for the hard decisions ahead. The essays in How I Did It teach and inspire. Pulled directly from the pages of one of the most popular columns in Harvard Business Review, these essays offer firsthand accounts of the most difficult management challenges faced by the men and women who occupy the corner office. It’s the next best thing to sitting down and talking face-to-face with these corporate leaders. You’ll hear from renowned global leaders including: Kevin Ryan, Gilt Groupe Mindy Grossman, HSN Kevin Plank, Under Armour Daniel P. Amos, Aflac Pramod Bhasin, Genpact Eric Schmidt, Google Ellen Kullman, DuPont Patrizio Bertelli, Prada Pierre Omidyar, Omidyar Network Jorge Cauz, Encyclopaedia Brittanica Richard Gelfond, IMAX Let these potent stories of strategic thinking—and often bold and unconventional action—be your guide as you step into your own future as a leader.

Curriculum Planning

Author : Forrest W. Parkay
ISBN : UVA:X004901423
Genre : Education
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Parkay (Washington State U.) and other US educators critically view the interrelationship between curriculum and instruction at all levels, and historical, present, and future perspectives on curriculum planning. Of the 71 articles in this edition, 37 are new. They provide increased coverage of such topics as media literacy, multicultural education

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