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(ASCD Premium Member book, August 2012) 6" x 9", 144 pages.
The Association of Education Publishers (AEP) has nominated Aim High, Achieve More as a finalist in two award categories—the Distinguished Achievement Award in the Professional Development—Educational Leadership category and the Golden Lamp Award, a more elite level of recognition.
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Book Review for Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership
“At a time when public education is being held hostage by the crush of privatization, I found Aim High, Achieve More to be a respite in the storm. Jackson and McDermott provide a model of strategic thinking about the transformation of schools that is well grounded in academic research, knowledge of organizational change, and a belief in the resilience of the human spirit. They provide a detailed roadmap with examples of courageous leaders that have led school communities to success. I can't wait to share this book with school leaders across the county.” —Janice Jackson, Ed.D., Executive Director of Stanford Centerfor Opportunity Policy in Education, Stanford, Calif.
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.