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While there are lots of books about education that propose to change what you do in classrooms and schools, here's one that promises to transform how you think.
Drawing from 35 years of taking on tough schools with disadvantaged kids and achieving the kind of progress that many thought "couldn't be done", Dennis Littky explains the principles and rationale of a model for schooling that gives students what they need most. Discover how a philosophy of personalized learning--one student at a time--is the key to creating schools where motivated students are engaged in a meaningful curriculum, and academic progress is measured against real-world standards.
Vivid stories of real students and Littky's penetrating insight will reenergize your approach to issues that are at the very essence of teaching and learning, including
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Regular Member book, 2004) 7" x 9", 230 pages. Also available as an eBook!
"In these pages you will find an account of a remarkable, unconventional education reform movement, and the philosophy of a charismatic and tough-minded progressive. Dennis Littky is American education's most persuasive provocateur, pushing ideas that are exactly what is needed in these troubled times."
--Theodore Sizer, founder and chairman of the Coalition of Essential Schools
"In the face of new competitive threats, America will thrive economically only if our education system takes a 180-degree turn. Sometimes I think only Dennis Littky knows exactly what needs to be done. He shares it in this book."
--Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best Run Companies
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.
Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision aren’t enough to effect change in schools. Unstuck offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn and pursue their own intellectual passions and talents—while also maintaining a healthy skepticism and reliance on data to make sure new approaches and ideas are working.