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

ISBN-10: 1607094010
ISBN-13: 9781607094012
Edition: 2009
List price: $42.95
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 1/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Classroom Innovations
Being an Expert: Building Social, Cultural, and Academic Capital with an English Learner
Breaking the Mold in Secondary Schools: Creating a Culture of Literacy
Canines in the Classroom
Grassroots Approach to Co-teaching for English Language Learners
Language Learning 2.0: New Internet Tools for the Language Classroom
Positive (Unconventional) School Leadership
Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns: Supporting School Communities in the Twenty-first Century
Creating Space to Tell Our Stories: Collaborative Networks as Professional Development for Language Educators
The Link Between Accountability and Collaboration: Creating an Infrastructure Based upon Shared Leadership and Student Performance
Becoming Leaders: A Visionary Educator Leads the Way
The Power and Potential of Strengths-Based Connectedness: New Directions in Leadership and Organizations
Messages and Mindsets: Powerful Tools for Transforming Schools
The Superintendent as Spiritual Leader
School and District-wide Initiatives
Imagination is Our Middle Name: The High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, and Lincoln Center Institute
Opening the Portal to Innovative Learning: A Model for Science Education
The Re-Invention of a City School: A Magnet107 (School) for Students and Parents
Creating a Demonstration Learning-Style District of Excellence
Avenidas Nuevas: New Pathways for Modeling and Supporting Home-Based Literacy Strategies with Hispanic Parents
High-School Redesign in New Hampshire: Follow the Child
Community Involvement and Support
District Leadership and School-Community Collaboration
Operation Day's Work: Developing Student Leaders for the Global Era
Generation Schools: A Comprehensive Urban School Reform Model
Writing Local History Journals Can Be Engaging and Educationally Worthwhile
Time to Tell the Truth About Local History, New York Was a Land of Slavery: How Student Activism Promotes Leadership and Literacy
Preventing the Gap in Preschool: A Suburban Community Model
Building and Facility Design
How to Teach an Old School New Tricks
Learning Environments Matter: Taking Learning Outside the Classroom
Liberating Learning and Its Environment
Re-Writing the Rules for a New Design Literacy
Still Hoping for that Cradle to Grave High School
Educational Innovations from Around the World
Innovation and Transformation at a Zambian School
At St. George's, It All Begins with Self-Management; Getting to Know Yourself
Successful Teaching Practices in a New Zealand Wh?nau Classroom: Enhanced English Reading Learning for M?ori Children
Z�ld Kakas: An Ethos-Oriented Second-Chance High School in Hungary
Providing Students with Uninterrupted Learning Experiences: A Success Story from Iceland
Conclusion
Contributors

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