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Instead of piling on more work and more changes, here's a book that helps you do the right work and make changes that will truly have measurable effects on student achievement. Using a simple but powerful framework, the authors focus your attention on five key "levers":
1. How schools are organized 2. How students are grouped.3. Standards and expectations for student learning.4. Instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning.5. The beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective.
Understand how and when to use each of these levers to unlock the potential for lasting improvements in teaching and learning. Read examples of efforts associated with each lever, explore their opportunities and pitfalls, and get ideas you need to use the levers more mindfully.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, January 2014) 6" x 9", 192 pages.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Lever 1: Structure2 Lever 2: Sample3 Lever 3: Standards.4 Lever 4: Strategy 5 Lever 5: Self6 Pulling the Right Levers: Lessons from Campfires, Penguins, a Bicycle, and the KitchenReferences Appendix A: Prioritizing Efforts to Improve Student Learning Appendix B: Using the Five Levers to Discern Patterns in Research Findings on Effective Practices Appendix C: Examples of School and Classroom Components Associated with Each LeverAppendix D: Planning Questions Related to Status Quo, Transactional Change, and Transformational Change.Appendix E: Three Critical Planning Questions and Sample Scenarios Appendix F: Five-Lever Planning Template About the AuthorsIndex
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