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

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

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by Andrea Honigsfeld
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607094010

ISBN-13: 9781607094012

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

This one-of-a-kind collection takes the reader on a tour to explore innovative practices from classrooms, schools, districts, communities, and faraway places in the world. Each of the chapters-organized under six headings-tells and authentic, compelling story of a pioneering and successful initiative that breaks the traditional mold of instructional delivery and

Overview

This one-of-a-kind collection takes the reader on a tour to explore innovative practices from classrooms, schools, districts, communities, and faraway places in the world. Each of the chapters-organized under six headings-tells and authentic, compelling story of a pioneering and successful initiative that breaks the traditional mold of instructional delivery and time-honored school organization. Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization guides readers through examples of education initiatives that go beyond traditional classroom restraints to achieve surprising success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607094012
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Rita Dunn xi

Preface Andrea Honigsfeld Audrey Cohan xv

Acknowledgments xix

Part I Classroom Innovations 1

Chapter 1 Being an Expert: Building Social, Cultural, and Academic Capital with an English Learner Sally Brown 3

Chapter 2 Breaking the Mold in Secondary Schools: Creating a Culture of Literacy Thomas DeVere Wolsey Diane Lapp Douglas Fisher 9

Chapter 3 Canines in the Classroom Karen Bostic Frederick 17

Chapter 4 Grassroots Approach to Co-teaching for English Language Learners Maria G. Dove 25

Chapter 5 Language Learning 2.0: New Internet Tools for the Language Classroom Lori Langer de Ramirez 31

Part II Positive (Unconventional) School Leadership 39

Chapter 6 Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns: Supporting School Communities in the Twenty-first Century Marc Ferris 41

Chapter 7 Creating Space to Tell Our Stories: Collaborative Networks as Professional Development for Language Educators James H. Powell Patricia Chesbro Nancy Boxler 49

Chapter 8 The Link Between Accountability and Collaboration: Creating an Infrastructure Based upon Shared Leadership and Student Performance Audrey F. Murphy 57

Chapter 9 Becoming Leaders: A Visionary Educator Leads the Way Alice E. Ginsberg 65

Chapter 10 The Power and Potential of Strengths-Based Connectedness: New Directions in Leadership and Organizations Alan J. Daly 71

Chapter 11 Messages and Mindsets: Powerful Tools for Transforming Schools Joan R. Fretz 77

Chapter 12 The Superintendent as Spiritual Leader Judith R. Merz 85

Part III School and District-wide Initiatives 93

Chapter 13 Imagination is Our Middle Name: The High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, and Lincoln Center Institute Madeleine F. Holzer Stephen M. Noonan Scott Noppe-Brandon 95

Chapter 14 Opening the Portal to Innovative Learning: A Model for Science Education Anastasia Legakes Suzanne D. Morgan 101

Chapter 15 The Re-Invention of a City School: A Magnet (School) for Students and Parents Nadine Binkley 107

Chapter 16 Creating a Demonstration Learning-Style District of Excellence Lois Favre Susan Rundle 115

Chapter 17 Avenidas Nuevas: New Pathways for Modeling and Supporting Home-Based Literacy Strategies with Hispanic Parents Diane W. Gómez Diane E. Lang Suzanne M. Lasser 123

Chapter 18 High School Redesign in New Hampshire: Follow the Child Mary Ellen Freeley Richard Hanzelka 129

Part IV Community Involvement and Support 137

Chapter 19 District Leadership and School-Community Collaboration Mavis G. Sanders 139

Chapter 20 Operation Day's Work: Developing Student Leaders for the Global Era Linda Kantor Swerdlow 147

Chapter 21 Generation Schools: A Comprehensive Urban School Reform Model Nora E. Hyland Furman Brown 153

Chapter 22 Writing Local History Journals Can Be Engaging and Educationally Worthwhile Charles F. Howlett 161

Chapter 23 Time to Tell the Truth About Local History, New York Was a Land of Slavery: How Student Activism Promotes Leadership and Literacy Michael Pezone Alan Singer 167

Chapter 24 Preventing the Gap in Preschool: a Suburban Community Model Zoila Tazi 173

Part V Building and Facility Design 181

Chapter 25 How to Teach an Old School New Tricks Margaret S. Parsons 183

Chapter 26 Learning Environments Matter: Taking Learning Outside the Classroom Irene Nigaglioni 191

Chapter 27 Liberating Learning and Its Environment Michael A. Malone 199

Chapter 28 Re-Writing the Rules for a New Design Literacy James Capolupo Douglas Carney Robert Pillar 207

Chapter 29 Still Hoping for that Cradle to Grave High School Philip J. Poinelli 215

Part VI Educational Innovations from Around the World 221

Chapter 30 Innovation and Transformation at a Zambian School Monisha Bajaj 223

Chapter 31 At St. George's, It All Begins with Self-Management: Getting to Know Yourself J. Alan Cooper 231

Chapter 32 Successful Teaching Practices in a New Zealand Whanau Classroom: Enhanced English Reading Learning for Maori Children Fleur Harris 239

Chapter 33 Zöld Kakas: An Ethos-Oriented Second-Chance High School in Hungary Mária Molnár József Braun Judit Kováts 249

Chapter 34 Providing Students with Uninterrupted Learning Experiences: A Success Story from Iceland Ingvar Sigurgeirsson 257

Conclusion Audrey Cohan Andrea Honigsfeld 265

Contributors 267

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Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization: Innovative and Successful Practices for the Twenty-First Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JenniferG More than 1 year ago
Excellent choice of topics and writers, well-edited...must read if you're interested in improving classroom teaching.