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While there are lots of books about education that propose to change what you do in classrooms and schools, here's one that promises to transform how you think.
Drawing from 35 years of taking on tough schools with disadvantaged kids and achieving the kind of progress that many thought "couldn't be done", Dennis Littky explains the principles and rationale of a model for schooling that gives students what they need most. Discover how a philosophy of personalized learning--one student at a time--is the key to creating schools where motivated students are engaged in a meaningful curriculum, and academic progress is measured against real-world standards.
Vivid stories of real students and Littky's penetrating insight will reenergize your approach to issues that are at the very essence of teaching and learning, including
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Regular Member book, 2004) 7" x 9", 230 pages. Also available as an eBook!
"In these pages you will find an account of a remarkable, unconventional education reform movement, and the philosophy of a charismatic and tough-minded progressive. Dennis Littky is American education's most persuasive provocateur, pushing ideas that are exactly what is needed in these troubled times."
--Theodore Sizer, founder and chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools
"In the face of new competitive threats, America will thrive economically only if our education system takes a 180-degree turn. Sometimes I think only Dennis Littky knows exactly what needs to be done. He shares it in this book."
--Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best Run Companies
Learn how to use the Discourse and Writing Cycle, a highly effective instructional technique that takes the guessing out of the process of teaching writing across different subject areas in grades 4–12. The authors show content area teachers how the process of structured classroom discussion on a carefully chosen text, followed by writing, works in their grades—from upper elementary through high school classes in English language arts, math, science, and social studies—and provide clear models for implementation. Classroom examples and sample lessons make it easier for you to inspire students to become confident and competent writers.