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Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
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Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 16/01/2010
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This one-of-a-kind collection of chapters takes the reader on a tour to explore innovative practices from classrooms, schools, districts, communities, and faraway places in the world. Each of the chapters-organized under six headings-tells an authentic, compelling story of a pioneering and successful initiative that breaks the traditional mold of instructional delivery and time-honored school organization. Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization guides readers through examples of education initiatives which go beyond traditional classroom restraints to achieve surprising success.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781607094012
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 16 mm


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Breakthrough schools require breakthrough practices, and Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization provides a guide for how to do just that. Leadership, English learners, building classroom communities all these topics and more are addressed. The stories of successes across town and across the world will resonate with every reader interested in school reform. And the good news is that the advice is not to simply work harder, but rather to work smarter. -- Nancy Frey, professor of literacy, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University
Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization includes important ideas on teaching, leadership, and partnerships that will motivate students to learn and improve schools in wonderful ways. In chapter after chapter, the authors show that teachers and administrators have choices between the conventional vs. the creative, the isolated vs. the connected, and between old ways vs. new ways to organize schools, engage families and communities, and excite students about school and about learning. So many good ideas-tested and in practice-await others to see the point. -- Joyce L. Epstein, director, Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and National Network of Partnership Schools, and research profess
Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization is a once-in-a-blue-moon book written with you in mind. Editors Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan have gathered forward-thinking minds to bring you a collection of chapters that provide eye-opening experiences from twenty-first century teaching to learner-centered classrooms. You will gain invaluable insight from a leadership, design, teaching, and learning perspective. Individual stories throughout the book emphasize the importance of the relationship between education and design, leadership and teaching, and students and learning. -- Judith Patzke Hoskens, president, Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Editors Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan have featured visionary educational leaders and change agents who successfully address the challenges of guiding students to master the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to live, work, and thrive in the twenty-first century. A broad range of educators share their personal experiences or research about others regarding what works in reaching and teaching youth. The book identifies holistic approaches to redesigning schools by involving students, teachers, administrators, parents, community leaders, and resources in the learning process. -- Shirley A. Griggs, professor emerita, St. John's University

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