What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America, 1st Edition

  • Ted Dintersmith
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  • ISBN-10: 1400890373
  • ISBN-13: 9781400890378
  • DDC: 371.2
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book offers an inspiring vision of what ordinary teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change. The author, an innovation expert, travelled across America visiting all fifty states in a single year. He originally set out to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for a world marked by innovation--but America's teachers one-upped him. Across the country, he met teachers in ordinary settings doing extraordinary things, creating innovative classrooms where children learn deeply and joyously as they gain purpose, agency, essential skillsets and mindsets, and real knowledge. These new ways of teaching and learning offer a vision and model for transforming schools. This volume captures bold ideas and provides a realistic and optimistic roadmap for creating cultures of innovation and real learning in all our schools.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Glossary of Abbreviations.
What School Could Be.
1: Conventional Schools and Their Contexts.
2: Real Gold amid Fool's Gold.
3: Prepared for What.
4: The Ivory Tower.
5: Letting Go.
6: Social Equity.
7: Human Potential.
8: Doing (Obsolete) Things Better.
9: Doing Better Things.
10: It Takes a Village.