In the Partners in Learning Series
By Carol Miller Lieber
Good teaching not only supports the intellectual development of adolescents - it nourishes their spirits and touches their hearts. Students want teachers who care about them; they want coursework that connects to their lives and the world they live in; and they want to be academically challenged and held accountable for meeting those challenges. Making Learning Real showcases proven classroom practices that increase students' motivation, effort, and engagement in learning and enable teachers and students to become partners in a high performing community of learners.
Making Learning Real is organized around seven core practices:
Developing Positive Relationships Among and Between Students and Teachers
Personalized Student-centered Learning
Multiple Ways of Knowing and Learning
Establishing Clear Norms and Boundaries
Building a Cohesive Community of Learners
Providing High Expectations and High Student Support
Affirming Diversity in Your Classroom
A set of readings link theory and research to each of the core practices. The book also includes a guide for assessing student learning, preparation and start-up of the new school year, the first day of class, and the first month of school. Over 60 protocols in a special appendix offer suggestions for incorporating topics from Making Learning Real into school-based professional development and education courses.
Secondary Schools | 478 pages | ESR | ISBN 9780615281254
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