The acclaimed exploration of how public education can cultivate innovators—with a foreword by Russlynn Ali, a leading advocate for remaking schools
Dime-a-dozen ideas for reforming education seem to be everywhere these days but few actually transform the everyday experience of the 50-million-plus students who are regularly subjected to traditional lecturing, note-taking, and rote learning—often with dismal results. Enter Deeper Learning , “a fast read [that] will interest educators who want to produce self-motivated, passionate learners” ( Library Journal ).
Offering “uplifting” ( Kirkus Reviews ) anecdotes in what Tom Carroll of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future calls a “rare blend of inspiration and practical action,” Deeper Learning provides a blueprint for creating flexible environments that put students at the helm of their own collaborative learning experience. This paperback edition includes a new foreword by renowned education advocate Russlynn Ali and will empower and inspire educators everywhere to address the need for schools to be genuinely innovative.
|Publisher:||New Press, The|
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About the Author
Monica R. Martinez is the chief school support officer for the XQ Institute. Former president of the New Tech Network and former vice president of KnowledgeWorks, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. She lives in the Bay Area. Dennis McGrath, PhD, is a professor of sociology at the Community College of Philadelphia where he won the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award. He is the author of The Collaborative Advantage: Lessons from K-16 Educational Reform , among other works. He lives in Philadelphia.
Table of Contents
Foreword Russlynn Ali vii
Hope: Eight Reasons for Optimism About the Future of Public Education
Create a Community of Learners 22
Activate Students to Lead Their Own Learning 51
Tie Subjects to Each Other and Keep It Real 80
Network Beyond School Walls 108
Customize Learning to Motivate Each Student 141
Make Technology the Servant, Not the Master 161
Designate Deeper Learning as the New Normal 180