Creating a Learning School

  • Filename: creating-a-learning-school.
  • ISBN: 9781412910415
  • Release Date: 2005-08-16
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: David Middlewood
  • Publisher: SAGE



'Improving the quality of learning and teaching is the most important thing that school leaders do. This book contains much that will help the reader in that enterprise. It reflects the fact that much of what we know about effective, high-quality schools is already 'out there' in schools across the country. The book mines that gold. It is full of good sense, a treasure chest of helpful ideas which have the credibility of being grounded in case-study material, and in the experience of the authors, two of whom are practising headteachers. The book sets out the principles underpinning the Learning School, but offers also a strong pragmatic focus and is organized so that it can be dipped into and something worthwhile easily found. It sets out practical and specific steps to creating the Learning School and will support change and improvement in the professional practices involved in making a school a stimulating learning environment for adults as well as students' - Dr Martin J Coles, Assistant Director, National College for School Leadership '[C]learly set out, passionately and well-written, covering much material, full of interesting insights, as one might expect from two head teachers and an acknowledged expert in the field... Lots of interesting thoughts and ideas, written in an accessible style. I would certainly recommend this book to my students' - ESCalate The schools of the 21st century cannot continue to apply the techniques of the 20th century. 'New Learning' dispenses with outdated preoccupations with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses on independence of learning and structural flexibility within schools. The authors give a complete overview of how schools can adapt to meet changing needs. They look at the teacher as learner, learning outside the classroom, and the nature of leadership in learning schools, and provide practical solutions to the problems of staffing, resourcing and assessment. This book is an invaluable resource for all mid-to-upper level managers in schools, anyone aspiring to these positions, or anyone who takes a longterm view of the future of educational practice.

Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools

  • Filename: creating-capacity-for-learning-and-equity-in-schools.
  • ISBN: 9781317361879
  • Release Date: 2016-05-20
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Mary A. Hooper
  • Publisher: Routledge



Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools. Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and practicing leaders to strengthen their capacity to create high levels of learning and equity. Chapters explore key theories and research, provide resources for developing personal and organizational leadership capacity, and guide leaders through a reflective process to help them link theory and practice. Hooper and Bernhardt’s model for excellence and equity provides a pathway for educators to create and sustain learning communities in schools. Exploring three leadership approaches—Instructional, Adaptive, and Transformational—this textbook prepares and develops leaders to engage school communities through effective instructional leadership, data-informed decision-making, and a vision for learning and equity for all. Special Features: Theory to Practice (T2P) Framework—A series of structured exercises help readers review and reflect on existing organizational practices and develop new action plans. Case Studies—Encourage individual reflection and collective discussion on key leadership scenarios. Examples in Action—Challenge readers to analyze new connections and leadership processes. A companion website—Includes additional resources and tools for instructors to facilitate activities in the classroom.

UnCommon Learning

  • Filename: uncommon-learning.
  • ISBN: 1483365751
  • Release Date: 2015-11-03
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Eric C. Sheninger
  • Publisher: Corwin Publishers



This book, UnCommon Learning, challenges school leaders to adopt a growth mindset and to undertake specific actions with regard to digital media and school change. The book provides a process for schools to initiate sustainable change resulting in a transformation of the learning culture to one that works better in our digital age and resonates with our students. It lays out the elements necessary for establishing innovative initiatives that will enhance learning while increasing relevance to personalize both the school and learning experience for all students.

Creating a Learning to Learn School

  • Filename: creating-a-learning-to-learn-school.
  • ISBN: 9781855391864
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: Toby Greany
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Creating a learning to learn school is a book for heads, senior managers and teachers interested in developing better schools, classrooms and learners. It is based on two years of ground-breaking research in 25 schools by over 100 teachers and many thousands of pupils. The research explored a variety of approaches to teaching pupils how they learn and evaluated the impact on standards, pupil motivation and teacher morale. Creating a learning to learn school sets out: - what we mean by 'learning to learn' - why 'learning to learn' is important today - the implications of 'learning to learn' for the government's educational reforms - the

Fostering Resilient Learners

  • Filename: fostering-resilient-learners.
  • ISBN: 9781416621072
  • Release Date: 2016-01-26
  • Number of pages: 215
  • Author: Kristin Souers
  • Publisher: ASCD



In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.

Creating Learning Without Limits

  • Filename: creating-learning-without-limits.
  • ISBN: 9780335242115
  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Swann, Mandy
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)



This book looks at The Wroxham School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, which has embraced the' Learning without Limits' approach across the whole school.

Learning Creating and Using Knowledge

  • Filename: learning-creating-and-using-knowledge.
  • ISBN: 9780415991841
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 317
  • Author: Joseph Donald Novak
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Discusses Novak's theory for meaningful learning and autonomous knowledge building, and contains tools to make it operational such as concept maps that are created with the use of CMapTools and the V diagram. This title is suitable for educators at various levels and corporate managers who seek to enhance worker productivity.

Schools and Families

  • Filename: schools-and-families.
  • ISBN: 1572306548
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Sandra Christenson
  • Publisher: Guilford Press



"This is a resource for school-based practitioners, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and special education consultants; clinical child psychologists; inservice and preservice teaches; and school administrators. It will serve as a text in courses on school consultation, building home-school partnerships, parent counseling, and parent education."--BOOK JACKET.

Educators as Learners

  • Filename: educators-as-learners.
  • ISBN: 9781416604532
  • Release Date: 2000-02-15
  • Number of pages: 142
  • Author: Penelope Jo Wald
  • Publisher: ASCD



If you're ever responsible for leading a school committee or a districtwide effort, here's an indispensable guide for developing teamwork, commitment, and a shared responsibility for success. Discover practical, field-tested insights and approaches to try in your next group experience: Key stages of the collaborative learning process; Leadership qualities that are essential to collaboration; Group practices and norms that support collaborative learning; Activites that uncover the diversity among group members and develop a trusting atmosphere; and Tools and methods for helping groups articulat.

Building School 2 0

  • Filename: building-school-2-0.
  • ISBN: 9781118076828
  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Chris Lehmann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



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

Creating Cultures of Thinking

  • Filename: creating-cultures-of-thinking.
  • ISBN: 9781118974605
  • Release Date: 2015-03-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Ron Ritchhart
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

Lessons from High performing Hispanic Schools

  • Filename: lessons-from-high-performing-hispanic-schools.
  • ISBN: 0807738301
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Pedro Reyes
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press



This practical volume provides school administrators and teachers with the information needed to convert ordinary schools into high performing schools. It offers practices for teachers and school principals to foster academic success, and strategies for involving parents in their child's education.

Visible Learning

  • Filename: visible-learning.
  • ISBN: 9781134024117
  • Release Date: 2008-11-19
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: John Hattie
  • Publisher: Routledge



This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning. A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand. Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

Learning in Safe Schools

  • Filename: learning-in-safe-schools.
  • ISBN: 9781551381206
  • Release Date: 2000-01-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Faye Brownlie
  • Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited



Explores concrete ways for creating classroom cultures that promote belongingness, and thus safety. It provides lesson plans and identifies numerous resources that further teaching about belonging. Based on extensive classroom experience, the resource presents many strategies that have been used successfully in schools.

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