Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles for Making Student Success the Only Option / Edition 2

Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles for Making Student Success the Only Option / Edition 2

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by Alan M. Blankstein
     
 

Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success.

Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator’s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®,

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Overview

Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success.

Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator’s Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®, Second Edition and can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412979238
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the Book of the Year award from Learning Forward. Alan is Senior Editor, lead contributor, and/or author of 18 books, including Excellence Through Equity with Pedro Noguera, (In Press). He also authored some 20 articles in leading education print including Education Week, Educational Leadership, The Principal, and Executive Educator. Alan has provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major U.S. Ed Org, and throughout the UK, Africa, and the Middle East. Alan has served on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, and the Jewish Child Care Agency, where he once was a youth in residence.

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Table of Contents

List of Case Stories and Case Examples
List of Resources
Foreword by Michael Fullan
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Why Failure Is Not an Option
2. Courageous Leadership for School Success
3. 10 Common Routes to Failure, and How to Avoid Each
4. Relational Trust as Foundation for the Learning Community
5. Principle 1: Common Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
6. Principle 2: Ensuring Achievement for All Students—Systems for Prevention and Intervention
7. Principle 3: Collaborative Teaming Focused on Teaching for Learning
8. Principle 4: Data-Based Decision Making for Continuous Improvement
9. Principle 5: Gaining Active Engagement From Family and Community by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro A. Noguera
10. Principle 6: Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity by Alan M. Blankstein with Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink
Bibliography
Index

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