Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, "Is this what is best for students?" is glossed over. Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids.
In the spirit of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Bringing up Bebe, and The Smartest Kids in the World, a hard-hitting exploration of China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system--held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence--that raises important questions for the future of American parenting and education.
An eye-opening look inside pre-K in America and what it will take to give all children the best start in school possible.
**A New York Times Bestseller**
Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades
The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work.
The combination of sustained hard work and resiliency, grit is the difference between those who give up and those who don't. Grit in the Classroom: Building Perseverance for Excellence in Today's Students assists educators in creating a learning environment that fosters grit development for all students, regardless of ability.
From the preface by Deborah Meier:"We have a long way to go to make John Holt's dream available to all children. But his books make it possible and easier for many of us to join him in the journey."
By integrating formative assessment practices into daily activities, educators can substantially increase the rate of student learning. The second edition of this best-selling resource presents new research, insights, and techniques teachers can immediately apply in their classrooms.
"The most important book I have read in many years."
-Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change
In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. In Lifelong Kindergarten, learning expert Mitchel Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten.
Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus environment?
A much-needed resource for teaching English to all learners