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ERIC Number: ED494304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 194
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-1-4166-0358-1ISBN-978-1-41660-358-0
Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning
Schmoker, Mike
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
What would make a good school even better and great schools the norm? School improvement expert Mike Schmoker answers that question and describes a sure and fast route to immensely better schools in any kind of community. Using research evidence, case studies, and anecdotes from all kinds of schools, this book identifies the most pervasive obstacles to school improvement: What blocks educators from seeing how much better their schools could be; Why teacher isolation is an enemy of improvement; and What prevents leaders from having much influence on the quality of instruction. Discover how your school can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all your students by concentrating on what really counts: (1) The simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education at the state, district, and school levels; (2) The most powerful set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school; and (3)The importance of focusing instruction on strategic reading, guided writing, and argumentative literacy. This book begins with the Acknowledgment and an Introduction: The Brutal Facts about Instruction and Its Supervision. This book contains the following three sections: (1) Reality and Illusion in Public Schools; (2) Literacy Education: The Greatest Opportunity of All; and (3) Learning and Leading in the Professional Learning Community. Appended are: (1) Suggestions for Teaching Critical and Argumentative Literacy; (2) Start Here for Improving Teaching and Learning; (3) Agreements. A Conclusion, About the Author section, Related ASCD Resources: Improvements in Teaching and Learning, and An ASCD Study Guide for Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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