The Gritty Truth of School Transformation: Eight Phases of Growth to Instructional Rigor, 1st Edition

  • Amy Dujon
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 194392029X
  • ISBN-13: 9781943920297
  • DDC: 371.39
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book sets a firm foundation for the essential strategies for achieving rigor. It features components designed to support and facilitate standards-based planning, clear criteria for success, essential classroom conditions for learning, data-reflection and action, and peer collaboration. The model helps teachers intentionally plan for and teach rigorous lessons, reflect on their progress, collaborate with peers engaged in the same work, and monitor their students for the desired results – all in an environment designed to nurture, guide, and engage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
The Productive Struggle.
1: Setting the Vision.
2: The Deconstruction.
3: The Mud.
4: The Power of Teams.
5: The Joy of Teaching is Back.
Risks, Rewards, Reflections.
6: Getting Back to the End.
7: Digging Deeper.
8: Distributed Leadership.
Conclusion: Pushing Beyond the Limits.
Appendix: Resources for Rigor.