ERIC Number: ED455219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching What Matters Most: Standards and Strategies for Raising Student Achievement.
Strong, Richard W.; Silver, Harvey F.; Perini, Matthew J.
This book offers four standards designed to help students meet the various standards dictated by states, regions, and districts. The book is divided into four sections, one for each of the four standards: rigor, thought, diversity, and authenticity. Each section contains three chapters. The first chapter in each section introduces the standard and provides a definition in action, showing what the standard looks like in various classroom and school settings. The second chapter in each section introduces the learning strategies that can help students meet that standard. The concluding chapter in each section maps out the assessment practices that teachers can use to understand student needs as they work toward these standards. The book's final section discusses how a whole school can become responsible for student learning, providing three practical strategies from the lives of schools, showing how teachers and administrators have organized schools so that they are focused on the goal of teaching what matters most. An appendix presents various teaching strategies organized by instructional purpose. (Contains 83 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Problem Solving, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.