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Excellence Through Equity looks at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these high-performing schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. Rather, equity is about ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential. Authors Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro Noguera with Lorena Kelly explore the five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership which include:
"Letting go of a system of winners and losers in favor of what is proposed in this book is a courageous leap forward that we all must take together. Let this bold, practical book be a guide; and may you travel into this new exciting vista, in which every child can succeed." —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Book: (ASCD book, 2016) 7" x 10", 304 pages
E-Book: (ASCD E-Book, 2016) PDF e-book accompanied by bonus MOBI and EPUB files for use on e-book readers like the Kindle and the Nook. See the e-book FAQ link for information about device compatibility.
Educator Alexis Wiggins provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts-and-bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment. She also shares troubleshooting tips, ideas for assessment and group grading, and the experiences of real teachers and students who use the technique to develop and share content knowledge in a way that’s both revolutionary and truly inspiring.
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.