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Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student Author Joseph DiMartino
ISBN-10 9781416606475
Release 2008
Pages 192
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Why is it that so many students see high school as a prison sentence to be endured rather than a time to learn and grow? According to DiMartino and Clark, many high school students feel invisible and isolated. They don't see the relevance of what they are being taught, and they don't see how their classes are preparing them for success as adults. This book offers a new vision for high schools--a vision that puts students at the center of their learning. Personalized high schools engage students by allowing them to plan and develop their own pathways through school based on their talents, interests, and aspirations. The book describes six promising practices that are emerging in high schools: * Guided Personalized Learning. Teachers act as advisors to small groups of students over two to six years to review personal learning plans, assist in course selection, and discover opportunities in the community. * Personal Learning Plans. Students meet regularly with parents, advisors, mentors, and peers to review progress and plan next steps. * Personalized Teaching. Teachers differentiate instruction to allow students to explore different aspects of the subject and produce authentic work that shows their understanding. * Community-Based Learning. Active involvement in the community helps clarify a student's purpose and defines the steps necessary to achieve successful adult roles. * Personalized Assessment. Rather than grades and tests scores, the work itself--portfolios, exhibitions, and student-led conferences--shows what the students have learned. * Personalizing school systems. Some schools are moving past the Carnegie unit and focusing instead on helping each student achieve specified competencies, often through learning experiences that the students themselves have helped design. These six practices can improve learning for all students by engaging them in shaping their own high school experience and discovering how the academic skills they learn in school can have meaning in the world they will negotiate as adults.

The Personalized High School

The Personalized High School Author Joseph DiMartino
ISBN-10 0787994898
Release 2010-06-28
Pages 224
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The National High School Alliance developed six Call to Action principles—personalized learning environments; academic engagement for all students; empowered educators; responsive and accountable leaders; engaged community and youth; and an integrated system of curriculum, instruction, and assessments aligned to high standards with supports for teaching and learning. Drawing on these proven principles, The Personalized High School offers a series of first-hand accounts for implementing effective high school reform. The authors take an in-depth look at how a diverse array of schools from across the country have crafted programs to create more effective learning experiences for students, with insights on the challenges faced, lessons learned, and what this means for any educator contemplating implementing similar reforms. The chapters are written by veteran educators who have worked in these innovative schools, and illustrate how the Call to Action principles provide practical examples for developing personalized learning plans, student portfolios and student-led conferences; creating professional learning communities for teachers; and implementing authentic assessments that empower students to demonstrate what they know and are able to do far beyond high-stakes standardized tests. Many of the chapters include vignettes written by students who have benefited from the innovative practices at the schools they have attended, providing testimony for the power of engaging students to take responsibility for their own learning. The Personalized High School is a powerful resource for teachers, administrators, district and state education officials, and community members to use in their journey to high school reform.

A School for Each Student

A School for Each Student Author Nelson Beaudoin
ISBN-10 9781317924739
Release 2013-08-06
Pages 152
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With real stories from real schools, this book offers an alternative vision of school improvement. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, author Nelson Beaudoin presents practical strategies which put students first. The real-life examples in A School For Each Student place students at the center of the equation and treat them as individuals who are born to learn. Written as a resource for professional development, this book study tool provides a refreshing look at the possibilities of student and educators. Also featured are the 12 R’s, which include being Reflective, Rigorous, Respectful, Responsive, Resilient, and more.

Student Transitions From Middle to High School

Student Transitions From Middle to High School Author J. Allen Queen
ISBN-10 9781317919612
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 208
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This book shows administrators and teachers what they can do to make their students' ninth grade experience a successful one. Practical and research-based, this book showcases strategies to help you reduce your dropout rate, enhance student achievement, and provide a safe environment for your ninth grade students.

Creating the High Schools of Our Choice

Creating the High Schools of Our Choice Author Tim Westerberg
ISBN-10 9781317923244
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 176
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This book provides strategies, tools, and examples to help high school principals achieve the goals put forward in the No Child Left Behind legislation.With its clear examples of best practices in leadership, personalization, and strategic use of data, it will show you how to achieve your school's academic mission.

Those Who Can Teach

Those Who Can  Teach Author Kevin Ryan
ISBN-10 9780618626373
Release 2006-01-04
Pages 544
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As the best-selling introductory education text, Those Who Can, Teach, 11/e, maintains its current, dynamic, and reader-friendly approach to help students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the text promotes student interaction and exposes students to the realities of teaching. This acclaimed author team's direct, conversational tone invites students to reflect on the problems and satisfactions of teaching in the United States, casting a career in teaching as a positive challenge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning Author Joseph DiMartino
ISBN-10 9780810845312
Release 2003
Pages 345
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Bringing together the combined knowledge and experience of teachers, administrators and researchers, this book provides a roadmap for educators who want to create a more personalized environment for high-school students.

Understanding Common Core State Standards

Understanding Common Core State Standards Author John S. Kendall
ISBN-10 9781416613312
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 63
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Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.

Personalizing 21st Century Education

Personalizing 21st Century Education Author Dan Domenech
ISBN-10 9781119080770
Release 2016-03-14
Pages 144
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What does it mean for students to be truly educated in a rapidly changing, technology-driven, and globally interconnected 21st century world? How can we ensure that every student receives a challenging, rigorous, engaging, and personalized learning experience throughout their elementary, middle, and high school years? This book explores the meaning of and a possible future direction for education in the 21st century--an education that transcends the archaic factory model of teaching and learning to which most students in public schools are still exposed. Personalizing 21st Century Education begins with a manifesto for change, emphasizing the significance of true personalization for every learner. Next, it describes classroom, school, and system-level performance indicators that suggest that personalization is alive and well. The authors examine the historical origins of most modern school cultures--i.e., a commitment to standardization, depersonalization, and test-driven metrics that ignore the complexity and totality of the whole child. Throughout the book are success stories showcasing schools and districts that are currently "beating the odds" and providing a truly personalized learning environment for their students. The authors outline key components of a personalized learning system, including: state-of-the-art curriculum balanced and authentic assessment integrated and student-focused technology rigorous and engaging instruction personalized approaches to learning addressing the needs of diverse student populations, including English Language Learners, special needs students, socio-economically disadvantaged, and transient/highly mobile learners effective and sustained social and psychological services active parent and community involvement creative and productive cross-institutional partnerships For leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders, Personalizing 21st Century Education presents a vision for an individualized educational system that transcends current factory models and prepares students to be competitive in tomorrow's global economy.

How to Design an Advisory System for a Secondary School

How to Design an Advisory System for a Secondary School Author Mark F. Goldberg
ISBN-10 9780871203007
Release 1998
Pages 66
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Outlines how to investigate and establish an advisory system that is tailored to the needs of a particular school, covering such topics as training staff, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Breaking ranks

Breaking ranks Author Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017399879
Release 1996
Pages 114
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Breaking ranks has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Breaking ranks also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Breaking ranks book for free.

Standards of Mind and Heart

Standards of Mind and Heart Author Peggy Clohessy Silva
ISBN-10 0807742120
Release 2002
Pages 162
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This is the remarkable story of the creation of a new kind of high school that truly aspires to educate all students to high standards. Believing that a deeply personalized culture can prevent the senseless violence that has invaded many public schools, educators at Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire set out to create a safe, caring, and academically rigorous school. In this volume, Silva (a teacher) and Mackin (a principal) chronicle their experiences as they worked through the many challenges that ultimately resulted in this extraordinarily successful school. Featuring their honest reflections and the voices of other participants, this book: -- Portrays a real public high school (not a small alternative school) that is successfully implementing most of the reform practices recommended by national reform models. -- Demonstrates how schools can strike a balance between the need for stricter safety measures and the social and emotional needs of each student, thus avoiding violent outbursts in schools. -- Details the school's structure, curriculum, professional culture, and systems of accountability for all students in a heterogeneous, inclusionary setting. -- Describes the use of teaming, advisory groups, exhibitions, and senior projects. -- Provides a working model of the "Breaking Ranks" recommendations, including the importance of "personalization" and democracy in education.


Report Author Evanston Township High School (Evanston, Ill.)
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3097196
Release 1950
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Report has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Report also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Report book for free.

Leading for Diversity

Leading for Diversity Author Rosemary Henze
ISBN-10 9781452276755
Release 2002-07-11
Pages 216
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The authors provide powerful models of leadership that are effective in developing schools where positive interethnic relations can flourish.

Creating and Sustaining Small Learning Communities

Creating and Sustaining Small Learning Communities Author Grace Sammon
ISBN-10 9781412937900
Release 2008
Pages 227
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Offers procedures to foster data-driven decision making, a section on frequently asked questions, and a CD-ROM tool kit with planning templates and data collection and assessment tools.

Teacher Narrative as Critical Inquiry

Teacher Narrative as Critical Inquiry Author Joy S. Ritchie
ISBN-10 080773960X
Release 2000
Pages 200
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Research on teacher learning has too often excluded personal development in considering professional development. This timely book argues that the development of a professional identity is inextricable from personal identity. It suggests that when teachers are given the opportunity to compose their own stories of learning within a supportive community, they can then begin to compose new narratives of identity and practice. This book is a critical tool for educators seeking to refine their teaching practice and author their own development.

Personalizing high school learning environments

Personalizing high school learning environments Author Judith R. Reed
ISBN-10 WISC:89100589431
Release 2008
Pages 304
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The purpose of this study is to provide an in-depth examination of at-risk students' vis-a-vis their non-labeled peers. Beliefs about who at-risk students are, and what their programming needs are, and the presence of essential programs and services for these students can reveal biases and assets present in today's school. This study addresses two research questions: (1) What are the teacher-ascribed characteristics and attributes of at-risk learners and not at-risk learners? (2) What do educators regard as the most important educational practices for effectively educating at-risk and not at-risk learners?