High-achieving students and teachers—winning strategies from Title I schools!
What makes a Title I school high-achieving, and what can we all learn from that experience? Professional learning and leadership that supports personalized instruction makes the difference, as captured in the ground-breaking research of authors Sonia Caus Gleason and Nancy Gerzon.
This illuminating book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity—every student achieving. Readers will find: Guidance on identifying obstacles to equity within your school; Background that builds a case for personalized learning; Four case studies that show the lived values, professional learning practices, leadership, and systems that have helped schools transform learning; How-to's and templates for creating a team-based professional development program that expands individualized instruction in every classroom
Discover new approaches for individual, team, and whole school professional learning that support personalized learning, drawn from schools that are leaders in overcoming challenges and creating opportunities.
“Equity is not an afterthought to high achievement. Gleason and Gerzon's new book on outstanding equity-driven practice in four very different schools shows that if you want to raise the bar you have to start by narrowing the gap.”
—Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education
Chapter 2: Know Them by Name, Know Them by Need: Stults Road Elementary School (PreK–6), Dallas, Texas
Know Them by Name, Know Them by Need: Stults Road Elementary School (PreK–6), Dallas, Texas
Your principal, Mr. Spiller … created this program because after watching you every day, he noticed something different in you. … He noticed that you have what it takes to be a great student, an upstanding young man and a leader here within Stults Road Elementary School. He saw something in you that you may not even see in yourself at the moment … but you will in time.
Why you? You were chosen because you have what it takes. You have what it takes to do whatever in life you want to do. You have what ...