Mission Possible How the Secrets of the Success Academies Can Work in Any School

ISBN-10: 1118167287
ISBN-13: 9781118167281
Edition: 2012
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Description: Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of the Success Charter School Network in Harlem, and Arin Lavinia offer practical, classroom-tested ideas for dramatically improving teaching and learning. Moskowitz and Lavinia reveal how a charter school in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 7/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Eva Moskowitz, the founder and CEO of the Success Charter School Network in Harlem, and Arin Lavinia offer practical, classroom-tested ideas for dramatically improving teaching and learning. Moskowitz and Lavinia reveal how a charter school in the middle of Harlem, enrolling neighborhood children selected at random, emerged as one of the top schools in New York City and State within three years, with results on a par with public schools for gifted students and elite private schools.·        Describes what can be accomplished when students are challenged by and fully engaged in schoolwork.·        Shows how the adults in the school need to also be constantly learning and improving their performance·        Includes details on the Success Academies’ THINK Literacy curriculum, which produces dramatic results in kids reading and writing skillsIn addition to providing strategies and lessons for school leaders and teachers, Secrets of the Success Academies also serves as a guide for parents, policymakers and practitioners who are passionate about closing the academic achievement gap.

List of Video Clips
Introduction
Why? What's Wrong with American Schools?
How? Making School a Magical Place
Who? It's All About the Adults
Fast: Putting Adults and Children on the Fast Track
Rigor: Raising the Bar for Everybody
Reading: The Starting Point for All Else
Writing: Putting Ideas into the World with Elegance
Call to Action: How to Make Every School a Success Academy
Endnotes
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Index

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