• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Transform your school using tested core curriculum practices Adopting the Common Core State Standards is the beginning of a long journey to equity and excellence for all students. This book guides leaders in successfully implementing the CCSS, which will ultimately result in continuous quality improvement in schools. The author addresses these key issues and more:Transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSSCommunicating to teachers and parents regarding the CCSSDetermining which teaching and learning practices need to changeGarnering resources and support for reformsSeveral timesaving and supportive professional learning resources are provided, including guiding questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of helpful references.

Inviting Students to Learn
Inviting students to learn

I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember; I do, and I understand.

—Confucius

I was initially perplexed by the struggle I was experiencing drafting and revising this essential chapter about instruction. I naively thought this would be the easiest of the nine chapters for me to write because of my background with this topic. I thought I knew instruction inside and out. I can recognize and appreciate what actually happens in dynamic classrooms between talented teachers and motivated students who make learning come alive for everyone because of supervising scores of them. I have observed instructional magic thousands of times over the course of my career in education, and I made a little of my own, by ...

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