EdJourney

Author: Grant Lichtman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119422922
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Over the course of a three-month solo road trip across the U.S., the author, one of the country's leading experts in educational innovation, interviewed more than 600 teachers, administrators, students, parents, and trustees to find out what kind of innovations they're doing right--and how others can leverage their successes.sses.

Moving the Rock

Author: Grant Lichtman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111940441X
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Advance Praise for Moving the Rock “The future comes at us fast — which means school reformers don’t have time to wait. They need real tools in real time. That’s why Moving the Rock is so important. Grant Lichtman has guidance for anyone — teachers, parents, administrators, government officials — intent on helping young people succeed not ‘someday,’ but today.” — Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind “Grant Lichtman’s book is a clear and comprehensive guide to the “what" and the “how” of educational transformation. Organized around essential levers for change, it is a must-read for anyone who wants to make a difference in our schools.” —Tony Wagner, Harvard Ilab Expert in Residence, and best-selling author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators” “This book gives me hope for a brighter future in education. Despite the dark clouds imposed by misguided policies, Grant Lichtman diligently tells stories of grass-roots innovations in the classrooms and schools all over the world. Moving the Rock is an inspiring call to action for all educators.” —Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas “If you have children, or teach children, or want our children to succeed, this is a must-read book. Grant Lichtman throws down the challenge for all of us; that WE can change education, and he shows us just how successful schools everywhere are overcoming change-killing inertia in our schools.” —Todd Rose, best-selling author of The End of Average; Harvard University Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Educationgives educators, parents, administrators, students, and other stakeholders a clear paradigm for transforming our outmoded schools into schools that will help our children to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It’s no secret that our educational system is stuck. Moving the Rock shows the important roles all of us can play in un-sticking it by moving seven specific levers that will change the focus of education from what we teach to how we learn. Importantly, moving the levers is completely possible today, and in fact is already happening now in many schools. Drawing on research and extensive experience in the education community, Grant Lichtman outlines the seven essential levers that can profoundly change our schools so that we are teaching all our children how to learn, including • Creating the Demand for Better Schools • Building School-Community Learning Laboratories • Encouraging Open Access to Knowledge • Fixing How We Measure Student Success • Teaching the Teachers what They Really Need to Know • and more At the end of each of each chapter there are one or more challenges, ways that all of us can collectively turn the pioneering work of others into transformation for all our schools.

The Falconer

Author: Grant Lichtman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450231276
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A significant contribution to our search for true 21st Century education. -Bo Adams, Principal, Westminster Schools We would all trade a lot of knowledge for a little bit of wisdom. -Aaron Butler, Falconer Class of 1998 School prepares us to be successful. We aspire to be happy. -Robert Landis, Falconer Class of 2001 If we want to achieve elegant results we have to teach the tools of elegant thinking. We want our young people to develop the traits of our heroes: courage, compassion, creativity, leadership, invention, vision. We need our students and employees to learn the skills that will give them a competitive advantage in an interdependent world. Yet our schools and training centers are stuck in a 19th century model that ignores this fundamental goal. Geared toward the teacher and student in all of us, The Falconer provides a simple model for making the leap from passive learner of previous knowledge to an active creator of new ideas. Based on a five-year classroom trial, and now used by forward-looking educators to help build a 21st Century educational model, The Falconer adapts a novel interpretation of the classic book of strategy, The Art of War, to new goals of educational creativity and personal fulfillment. Grant Lichtman is the Chief Operating Officer of Francis Parker School in San Diego, California. He earned a bachelors and masters degree from Stanford University and has founded and managed companies involved in education, energy, and the geosciences. Lichtman, his wife Julie, and two children live in Poway, California.

Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 11

Author: John Richmond
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351856200
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Curriculum and Assessment in English 3 to 11: A Better Plan provides an overview of the subject in considerable breadth and depth, and offers a clear, balanced and forceful critique of the current language and literacy curriculum and its assessment arrangements for 3- to 11-year-olds in England, and of developments in the area during the past thirty years. The book restates fundamental truths about how pupils speak, read and write English with confidence and control. It describes how English can be taught most effectively, calls for an urgent review of some aspects of the current National Curriculum and its associated tests, and – crucially – proposes viable alternatives. This invaluable resource for those working in English, language and literacy education has a wide perspective and takes a principled and informed pedagogical approach. Based on a series of much-admired booklets released by the UKLA in 2015, this accessible guide to both theory and practice will be of interest to teachers, student teachers, teacher-educators, advisers and policy-makers in the UK and internationally.

Design Thinking for School Leaders

Author: Alyssa Gallagher
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416625940
Format: PDF
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The book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to incrementally reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.

Neuroteach

Author: Glenn Whitman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475825366
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Teachers are brain changers. Thus it would seem obvious that an understanding of the brain – the organ of learning – would be critical to a teacher’s readiness to work with students. Unfortunately, in traditional public, public-charter, private, parochial, and home schools across the country, most teachers lack an understanding of how the brain receives, filters, consolidates, and applies learning for both the short and long term. Neuroteach was therefore written to help solve the problem teachers and school leaders have in knowing how to bring the growing body of educational neuroscience research into the design of their schools, classrooms, and work with each individual student. It is our hope, that Neuroteach will help ensure that one day, every student –regardless of zip code or school type—will learn and develop with the guidance of a teacher who knows the research behind how his or her brain works and learns.

Building School 2 0

Author: Chris Lehmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118076826
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There is a growing movement to create a new kind of school that will meet the demands of the global economy and take full advantage of new technologies. Chris Lehmann has created such a school in the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, and he shows readers why and how this can be done in any school with 95 precepts for reform, including: Be One School Citizenship Is More Important than the Workforce Disrupt Disruption Teach Kids Before Subjects Schools Are Where We Come Together Technology Should Transform, not Supplant, School Be in the Room Say More, Talk Less

The Future of Education

Author: Kieran Egan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300164596
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Explores three aims of education--academic, social, and developmental growth--and exposes their fundamental incompatibility while proposing a new process called Imaginative Education to change both teaching and curriculum to help children obtain the skills and understanding they need.

Effective Digital Learning Environments

Author: Jo Williamson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781564843678
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The ISTE Standards for Coaches describe the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. A full implementation of these standards and performance indicators is critical to supporting technology implementation in schools. In this book, author Jo Williamson breaks down each of the ISTE Standards for Coaches into applicable strategies--illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world--to help you understand the standards and adapt them to your school's or organization's unique setting. With chapters dedicated to each of the six standards, in-depth examinations of the supporting elements, a rubric, and other learning resources, this valuable guide will support you in creating highly effective digital age learning environments.

Mapping Leadership

Author: Richard Halverson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118711696
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Drawing on twenty years of research in school effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of task-based school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement. The book outlines the tasks school leadership teams must focus on to improve teaching and learning, grouped into the following five domains: Focus on Learning Monitoring Teaching and Learning Building Nested Learning Communities Acquiring and Allocating Resources Maintaining a Safe and Effective Learning Environment Recognizing that the principal is a single actor in a complex web of activity influencing student learning, the focus is not only on the principal’s role but on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the leadership team (including APs, counselors, teachers, and support personnel). These tasks, organized into 21 subdomains, have been demonstrated through extensive research to contribute to improved student learning.