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If you want students to be better able to solve problems, interpret data, and understand the world around them, engaging them in the STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and math—is the way to go. But supporting a successful STEM program poses special leadership challenges. This guide explains what school leaders can do to improve the quality of STEM education in their buildings. Understand why this approach requires an instructional shift toward more open-ended inquiry and problem solving. Learn ways to help teachers provide rich, rigorous instruction that fosters students' college and career readiness. And discover strategies for developing the community engagement and partnerships that are the hallmark of successful STEM programs.
(ASCD Arias publication, 2015) 5" x 7 3/4", 48 pages
In this revised and updated 4th edition, Discipline with Dignity provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them, including dysfunctional families, gangs, and poverty.