What If?: Promising Practices For Improving Schools

What If?: Promising Practices For Improving Schools

by Rita Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 157886593X

ISBN-13: 9781578865932

Pub. Date: 04/16/2007

Publisher: R&L Education

Today, there is little deviation from the standard, business-as-usual practices in the world of education. What If? challenges these stale practices and asks the important questions that can improve schools beyond the current state of mediocrity. Written for administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents_even politicians and corporate executives_this book provides

Overview

Today, there is little deviation from the standard, business-as-usual practices in the world of education. What If? challenges these stale practices and asks the important questions that can improve schools beyond the current state of mediocrity. Written for administrators, supervisors, teachers, parents_even politicians and corporate executives_this book provides more than 25 specific problem-solving strategies for improving education without increasing costs. Rita Dunn and Shirley A. Griggs use more than 40 years of background in education, as well the renowned Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model, to focus on the ways in which we can truly improve schools. The model, which identifies elements within environmental, emotional, sociological, physiological, and psychological domains, reveals how individuals best understand and retain information. This basis is then applied to the What If? situations to unearth the most promising practices for school improvement. What If Students Were to Write Their Own Honor Code? What if Principals Understood Each Teacher's Learning Style? What If Parents Knew How to Help Their Children Study at Home? These are just a few of the important situations analyzed by this book. The appeal is clearly widespread and covers the concerns of nearly every essential action-oriented community stakeholder group.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865932
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
04/16/2007
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Part 2 Part I: Student Issues Chapter 3 What If There Were a Bill of Rights for Students? Chapter 4 What If Retention Were Not An Option? Chapter 5 What If Students Were to Write Their Own Honor Code? Chapter 6 What If Students Were Taught to Do Homework Using Their Learning-Style Strengths? Chapter 7 What If At-Risk Student Understood How to Capitalize on Their Learning-Style Strengths When Entering High School? Chapter 8 What If We Taught College Students the Way They Learn? Part 9 Part II: School Issues Chapter 10 What If Instruction Were Designed to Accommodate Differing Achievement Levels? Chapter 11 What If Schools Were Designed around Each Child's Best Time-of-Day? Chapter 12 What if Principals Understood Each Teacher's Learning Style? Chapter 13 What If Students Were Grouped for Instruction by Gender? Chapter 14 What If Teachers Were Taught Through Their Learning-Style Strengths? Chapter 15 What If High Schools Started at Mid-Morning? Chapter 16 What If We Taught Children to Read with Learning-Style Responsive Strategies? Chapter 17 What If We Knew the Cause of School Violence and How to Prevent It? Chapter 18 What If There Were No Clocks and Bells in Schools? Chapter 19 What If Schools Met the Challenges of Talent Development? Part 20 Part III: Societal Issues Chapter 21 What If the Public Knew Why Many Children Have Trouble with Math? Chapter 22 What If Parents Knew How to Help Their Children Study at Home? Chapter 23 What If Counselors Used Techniques Compatible with Students' Learning-Style Preferences? Chapter 24 What If Professors Practiced What They Preached? Chapter 25 What If Politicians Understood the Research on Learning Styles? Chapter 26 What If Teachers Were Culturally Responsive? Chapter 27 What If the U.S. Constitution Were Amended to Include Educational Standards? Chapter 28 What If Managers Understood Employees' Learning Styles? Chapter 29 What If There Were a Truly Innovative Law School? Chapter 30 What If Large Foundations Really Wanted to Improve Education?

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