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Author Douglas B. Reeves illuminates the way forward to higher student achievement through a framework for teacher leadership. Learn why the best way to expand and extend the most powerful teaching strategies is for teachers to observe the practices of other teachers and school administrators to build teacher leader networks that encourage the sharing of effective instructional practice. Explore the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices and get practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels. (ASCD Premium Member book, May 2008) 6" x 9", 212 pages. Also available as an eBook!
Children are born learning machines who want to learn and can organize and manage their own learning. Unfortunately, today children have little choice over what they do in school and how and when they do it. Children prepared in this “other-determined” manner will be poorly equipped to navigate an adult world requiring that they act autonomously and self-direct learning to acquire skills in rapidly changing environments. In Teaching Students to Become Self-Determined Learners, Michael Wehmeyer and Yong Zhao explore the how and why of self-determined learning—which emphasizes autonomy and choice, turning over ownership for learning to students by supporting them in engaging in activities that are of personal value to them, thus enabling them to act volitionally.