ERIC Number: ED518134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Engaging Students: The Next Level of Working on the Work
Schlechty, Phillip C.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
In Phillip Schlechty's best-selling book "Working on the Work", he outlined a motivational framework for improving student performance by improving the quality of schools designed for students. "Engaging Students" offers a next-step resource in which Schlechty incorporates what he's learned from the field and from the hundreds of workshops he and the Schlechty Center staff have conducted since "Working on the Work" was first published. This innovative and practical book is focused on helping teachers become increasingly successful in designing engaging work for their students. Schlechty contends that rather than viewing schools as teaching platforms, schools must be viewed as learning platforms. Rather than seeing schools as knowledge distribution systems, schools must be seen as knowledge work systems. Rather than defining teachers as instructors, teachers must be defined as designers, leaders, and guides to instruction. "Engaging Students" also includes useful questionnaires that will facilitate discussion, analysis, and action planning at both school and classroom levels. A bibliography and an index are included.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Questionnaires, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Superintendents, Principals, Teaching Methods, School Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Administrator Role, Accountability, Program Development, Leadership
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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