Learning By Heart

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A decade after publication of his best-selling book, Barth returns to the schoolhouse. Drawing from a career committed to building schools rich in community, learning, and leadership, he shows how to accomplish the most difficult task of school reform-transforming a school's culture so that it will be hospitable to human learning. In an engaging conversational style, he suggests how school people can become the architects, engineers, and designers of their own schools-and of ...
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Overview

A decade after publication of his best-selling book, Barth returns to the schoolhouse. Drawing from a career committed to building schools rich in community, learning, and leadership, he shows how to accomplish the most difficult task of school reform-transforming a school's culture so that it will be hospitable to human learning. In an engaging conversational style, he suggests how school people can become the architects, engineers, and designers of their own schools-and of their own destinies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787972233
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/13/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 268,247
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roland S. Barth is one of the country’s most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book Improving Schools from Within (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and member of the faculty of Harvard University, where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Deborah Meier

Acknowledgments xv

The Author xvii

Introduction xix

1. Thinking Otherwise 1

2. Culture in Question 7

3. A Community of Learners 21

4. Information Rich and Experience Poor 31

5. Exploration 41

6. Craft Knowledge 53

7. Reflection 65

8. Teacher Leadership 75

9. Impediments and Opportunities 87

10. Teachers and Principals 105

11. On Becoming a Principal 119

12. Conditions for Learning 143

13. Some Questions 167

14. Risk 183

15. Coming to a Vision 193

Epilogue 209

Appendix A: A Letter to Parents 215

Appendix B: Some Thoughts on "Conditions for Learning" 221

Notes 233

Index 239

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Amen to Teaching from the Heart!

    Learning by Heart by Roland Barth is a book with every turn of the page you are saying "Amen". As a teacher you sometimes feel you are not on the right road to success for your students, but Barth lays out the floor plan for both a good principal and teacher to be successful even with test scores knocking at the door. I learned so much about myself as an educator and those around me. I did this book as a part of a book study with other educators and highly recommend that dialogue between colleagues because we each added so much to the conversations not just about the book but about our school. This is one of the best books I have read as an educator in a really long time.

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