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Leading With Focus

Author : Mike Schmoker
ISBN : 9781416621393
Genre : Education
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.


Author : Mike Schmoker
ISBN : 9781416626367
Genre : Education
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In this 2nd edition of Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, Mike Schmoker extends and updates the case that our schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements. But we are stymied by a systemwide failure to simplify and prioritize; we have yet to focus our limited time and energy on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. They are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few hugely effective elements of good teaching. As Schmoker demonstrates, the case for these practices—and the need for them—has grown prodigiously. In every chapter, you’ll find late-breaking discoveries and practical advice on how to simplify the implementation of new state standards in the subject areas; on the hidden pitfalls of our most popular, but unproven instructional fads and programs; and on simple, versatile strategies for building curriculum, planning lessons, and integrating literacy into every discipline. All of these strategies and findings are supported with exciting new evidence from actual schools. Their success confirms, as Michael Fullan writes, that a focus on the best "high-leverage practices" won’t only improve student performance; they will produce "stunningly powerful consequences" in our schools.

Leading High Performance School Systems

Author : Marc Tucker
ISBN : 9781416627029
Genre : Education
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WITH A FOREWORD BY LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND Did you know that close to half of today's jobs in the U.S. could be done by robots and that proportion is rapidly increasing? It is quite possible that about half of today's high school graduates will not have the knowledge or skills needed to get a decent job when they graduate. Tomorrow's high school graduates will be able to thrive in this environment, but only if school superintendents, central office executives, and principals use the strategies employed by the world's top-performing education systems to build the high-performance education systems today's students will need to succeed tomorrow. In Leading High-Performance School Systems: Lessons from the World's Best, Marc Tucker, a leading expert on top-performing school systems with more than 30 years of experience studying the global economy and education systems worldwide, details how top-performing school systems have met head-on the challenges facing school leaders today. You'll learn why our current system is obsolete, explore the knowledge and skills needed to design and build first-rate education systems, and gain a solid understanding of the key elements of high-performance school systems, including the following: A powerful, coherent instructional system with school-leaving certifications that mean much more than today's high school diploma. Partnerships with first-rate universities to ensure a steady supply of highly capable, well-educated, and well-trained teachers. Schools reorganized around highly qualified professional teachers with a career ladder they can climb. High expectations and personalized support to ensure that children arrive at each grade level ready to learn. An equitable system that closes the gaps in student performance. Vocational education for talented youth seeking an applied, academically rigorous education. Leading High-Performance School Systems is an invaluable resource for school leaders preparing today's students for tomorrow's world. This book is a copublication of ASCD and NCEE.

The Essential School Board Book

Author : Nancy Walser
ISBN : PSU:000067187034
Genre : Education
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An effective school board that works with school leaders and its community is better prepared to promote learning objectives and improve teaching. This book examines habits of these high-functioning boards and their varied methods of attaining success.

Personalized Professional Learning

Author : Allison Rodman
ISBN : 9781416627579
Genre : Education
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It's time to say goodbye to "sit-and-get, one-size-fits-all" PD sessions and embrace professional learning that meets the needs of all teachers. Allison Rodman's Personalized Professional Learning provides district and school administrators with a roadmap for transforming existing professional development programs into more effective and innovative learning experiences that elevate onsite expertise while still aligning with school and district priorities. This book is a step-by-step guide for diagnosing, planning, executing, evaluating, and refining teachers' professional learning. Supported by research and informed by the experiences of educators across the United States, it distills best practices for adult learning into clear advice and ready-to-use tools. Curious about what it looks like to commit to a personalized approach that prioritizes teacher voice and provides meaningful opportunities for co-creation, social construction, and self-discovery? Rodman provides answers and a clear way forward.

Annual Report

Author : Carnegie Corporation of New York
ISBN : UCSD:31822036072403
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Report for 1921/22 includes a summary of all preceding grants of the corporation since its inception in 1911.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123025715
Genre : Dissertations, Academic
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Making Schools Work For Children In Poverty

Author : Commission on Chapter 1
ISBN : STANFORD:36105061902909
Genre : Children with social disabilities
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Current Index To Journals In Education

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ISBN : UOM:39015079869791
Genre : Education
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Education Reforms

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce
ISBN : MINN:31951D03405542E
Genre : Educational accountability
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