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This book is about shining the light of possibility on underachieving students and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer. How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who are struggling in school. Combining elements of the SIOP® model and the FIT Teaching® approach, authors Jana Echevarría, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher distill what we know about excellent instruction into five guiding principles:
You’ll learn specific practices and see how real-life teachers are employing these in their classrooms to ensure all students have the opportunity and the means to learn.
(ASCD book, 2016) 6" x 9", 178 pages
Based on their exciting work in the field, Kallick and Zmuda map out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind. They share the perspectives of educators engaged in this work; highlight the habits that empower students to pursue aspirations, investigate problems, design solutions, chase curiosities, and create performances; and provide tools and recommendations for adjusting classroom practices to facilitate learning that is self-directed, dynamic, sometimes messy, and always meaningful.