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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
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"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
Grading is one of the most hotly debated topics in education, and grading practices themselves are largely based on tradition, instinct, or personal history or philosophy. But to be effective, grading policies and practices must be based on trustworthy research evidence.
Enter this book: a review of 100-plus years of grading research that presents the broadest and most comprehensive summary of research on grading and reporting available to date, with clear takeaways for learning and teaching. Edited by Thomas R. Guskey and Susan M. Brookhart, this indispensable guide features thoughtful, thorough dives into the research from a distinguished team of scholars, geared to a broad range of stakeholders, including teachers, school leaders, policymakers, and researchers. Each chapter addresses a different area of grading research and describes how the major findings in that area might be leveraged to improve grading policy and practice.