Creating a Learning School

  • Filename: creating-a-learning-school.
  • ISBN: 1412910420
  • 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 'New Learning' dispenses with outdated preoccupations with tests, targets, and leadership from above, and focuses on independence of learning and structural flexibility within schools.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 a learning to learn school

  • Filename: creating-a-learning-to-learn-school.
  • ISBN: 9781855397095
  • Release Date: 2003-04-01
  • 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. The book sets out: why 'learning to learn' is important; the implications of learning to learn for the government's educational reforms; what is meant by learning to learn; the findings from the Campaign for Learning's learning to learn research project; how heads and teachers can develop learning to learn in their own schools. Click here to access the colour poster Do you know how you learn best?. This sets out the 5Rs for learning and is intended for classroom use to show pupils what is involved in learning to learn.

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 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.

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.

Fostering Resilient Learners

  • Filename: fostering-resilient-learners.
  • ISBN: 9781416621102
  • 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.

American Schools

  • Filename: american-schools.
  • ISBN: 1607092549
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 163
  • Author: Sam Chaltain
  • Publisher:



In American Schools, Sam Chaltain interweaves the leading ideas from the education, business, and scientific communities to outline a framework for leadership that helps educators and organizational leaders create the optimal conditions for transformational change. By pairing a rich theoretical framework with the stories of communities that have, over several years, tried to create more democratic learning communities, Chaltain does what any reader of this book will have to do - provide enough structure to empower people to do their best work, and enough freedom so that each person's inherent.

Creating Independent Student Learners School Leaders

  • Filename: creating-independent-student-learners-school-leaders.
  • ISBN: 9781553792451
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Pauline Clarke
  • Publisher: Portage & Main Press



A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: School Leaders is one book in the Creating Independent Student Learners set. The set includes guides for N–9 teachers and school leaders. A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: School Leaders, is an easy-to-read guide for those wishing to encourage teachers to change their practice to included assessment for learning. Intertwining real experiences and examples from teacher, the authors offer a helpful plan for dealing with tough choices when attempting change. The authors take you through three stages of growth: starting off, consolidation and spread, and preparing for sustainability.

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.

Creating Independent Student Learners 7 9

  • Filename: creating-independent-student-learners-7-9.
  • ISBN: 9781553790884
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Pauline Clarke
  • Publisher: Portage & Main Press



A Practical Guide to Assessment for Learning: Grades 7-9 is one book in the Creating Independent Student Learners set. The set includes guides for N-9 teachers and school leaders. The books can be used individually or as a set. This resource offers practical ways to help students become independent learners through 'assessment for learning.' The book is organized around an eight-step framework for good assessment. The authors include a detailed explanation of each step, recommendations for getting started, and teachers' anecdotes of their experiences using the steps. The book includes rubrics, working charts, thoughtful essays, and reproducibles.Practical learning approaches for each grade level are provided. These include:* Unit examples from social studies, science, math, phys. ed., and special education classes.* Designing units which transfer more responsibility to students. * Improving student performance on tests and assignments.

Creating An Accelerated Learning School

  • Filename: creating-an-accelerated-learning-school.
  • ISBN: 9781855394896
  • Release Date: 2001-06-01
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Mark Lovatt
  • Publisher: A&C Black



This book describes how an ordinary high school set about incorporating accelerated learning into its teaching practices and policies. Headteacher Derek Wise provides a macro view of the process, discussing the changes made across the whole school. Head of Science, Mark Lovatt, provides a micro view, looking at ways to use accelerated learning in the classroom. Their experiences provide useful reading for any school wishing to improve the learning quality of its students. Several case studies are included to show how accelerated learning techniques can be applied to different subjects.

Engaging All by Creating High School Learning Communities

  • Filename: engaging-all-by-creating-high-school-learning-communities.
  • ISBN: 0932762603
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 527
  • Author: Jeanne Gibbs
  • Publisher: Centersource Systems



"This comprehensive book provides the research-based framework, pedagogy, concepts and strategies that are essential for engaging all by creating high school learning communities. Topics discussed include critical indicators of the very different needs of 21st century youth, voices of students themselves, and a consensus of recommendations from the literature and studies, including the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Readers will explore the most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement that of building the capacity of school personnel the insiders to function as a collegial learning community, in which teachers collaboratively learn together, tailor curricula to ways in which students of today's world best can learn, support each other in implementation, and reflect together continuously on their own enhanced learning as well as that of their students. Readers will understand why and how the research-based developmental process of Tribes Learning Communities, when implemented well, can transform the culture, structures and pedagogy of the whole high school system particularly one committed to preparing today's students for an entirely different era the Era of Learning." - product description.

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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