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Book Review for How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
"If a school leader—or better yet, a school staff—takes this book and uses it as a catalyst to create dialogue around what the school culture is and what it can be, then I believe it could have a profound impact on the real learning that takes place every day." —Gerald W. Aungst, supervisor of gifted and elementary mathematics, Elkins Park, Pa.This review first appeared on GeraldAungst.com
Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former principal Tim R. Westerberg explains how any high school can improve by eliminating general and remedial tracks, providing students the support they need to meet college- and career-prep standards, and ending curriculum anarchy with clear instructional goals.
In this guide, experts Susan M. Brookhart and Jay McTighe show how best to incorporate the formative learning cycle into everyday instruction. They offer techniques for sharing learning targets, assessment activities to use in the classroom, and strategies for providing student feedback.