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

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This one-of-a-kind collection of chapters 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 an 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 ...

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Overview

This one-of-a-kind collection of chapters 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 an 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 which go beyond traditional classroom restraints to achieve surprising success.

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Editorial Reviews

Nancy Frey
Breakthrough schools require breakthrough practices, and Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization provides a guide for how to do just that that. Leadership, English learners, building classroom communities all these topics and more are addressed. The stories of successes across town and across the world will resonate with every reader interested in school reform. And the good news is that the advice is not to simply work harder, but rather to work smarter.
Joyce L. Epstein
Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization includes important ideas on teaching, leadership, and partnerships that will motivate students to learn and improve schools in wonderful ways. In chapter after chapter, the authors show that teachers and administrators have choices between the conventional vs. the creative, the isolated vs. the connected, and between old ways vs. new ways to organize schools, engage families and communities, and excite students about school and about learning. So many good ideas—tested and in practice—await others to see the point.
Judith Patzke Hoskens
Breaking the Mold of School Instruction and Organization is a once-in-a-blue-moon book written with you in mind. Editors Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan have gathered forward-thinking minds to bring you a collection of chapters that provide eye-opening experiences from twenty-first century teaching to learner-centered classrooms. You will gain invaluable insight from a leadership, design, teaching, and learning perspective. Individual stories throughout the book emphasize the importance of the relationship between education and design, leadership and teaching, and students and learning.
Shirley A. Griggs
Editors Andrea Honigsfeld and Audrey Cohan have featured visionary educational leaders and change agents who successfully address the challenges of guiding students to master the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to live, work, and thrive in the twenty-first century. A broad range of educators share their personal experiences or research about others regarding what works in reaching and teaching youth. The book identifies holistic approaches to redesigning schools by involving students, teachers, administrators, parents, community leaders, and resources in the learning process.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607094005
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld is associate dean in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She received several awards including a Fulbright Lecturing Award, Outstanding Dissertation Award, and ESL Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Audrey Cohan is a professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. She has been published on child sexual abuse and effective professional development practices.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreward Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Part 4 Classroom Innovations Part 5 Positive (Unconventional) School Leadership Part 6 School and District-wide Initiatives Part 7 Community Involvement and Support Part 8 Building and Facility Design Part 9 Educational Innovations from Around the World Chapter 10 Conclusion

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