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 3: Students First: Social Justice Humanitas Academy (Grades 9–12), Los Angeles, California
Students First: Social Justice Humanitas Academy (Grades 9–12), Los Angeles, California
Our goal for our students is not for them to merely be doctors, teachers, or lawyers, but rather doctors, teachers, or lawyers that change the world. By working for justice in education and teaching social justice to our students, in what we teach and how we teach it, we will empower our students to become the stewards of their own communities with the self-efficacy to fight for social justice for themselves and their communities.
We believe our students are best empowered when the teachers at our school also feel empowered. This movement is a teacher led reform. Teachers, along with community partners, will be in ...