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Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It
Ronald A. Wolk
Renowned education journalist Ronald A. Wolk—the founder and former editor of
—skewers the conventional wisdom of school reform and illuminates a path forward to better schools and higher achievement through an emphasis on personalized education and evaluation of learning based on student work and performance, not standardized test scores. Wolk identifies nine formidable power centers that make it impossible to change public education and explains why the United States needs a paral-lel strategy of creating new schools outside the traditional structure.
(ASCD Premium Member book, February 2011) 6" x 9", 202 pages.
$19.95 (ASCD Members) $26.95 (Nonmembers)Stock #111015N01
Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning
Instead of piling on one new reform fad after another, here is a book that boils down solutions for improved schools to the most powerful, simple actions and structures that ensure you prepare all students for college, careers, and citizenship. Best-selling ASCD author and renowned consultant Mike Schmoker explains why and how to take a first-things-first approach to school improvement and focus laser-like on only three essentials: coherent curriculum, sound lessons, and purposeful reading and writing. Applying these insights gained from his years of work with schools of all kinds, Schmoker lays out a complete plan for radically improving schools.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, January 2011) 6" x 9", 238 pages.
$20.95 (ASCD Members) $27.95 (Nonmembers)Stock #110016N01
Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning: Innovation as an Engine for Student Success
When you hear students say that what they learn in school doesn’t have much to do with life, or that getting the answer right is the most important thing, what they’re doing is reflecting expectations reinforced by schools themselves. Discover how to change that by breaking free from these myths that negatively affect learning. Teacher, author, and consultant Allison Zmuda explains how schools can rewire for a more optimistic, empowered, and dynamic approach.
(ASCD Premium Member book, December 2010) 6" x 9", 204 pages.
$19.95 (ASCD Members) $26.95 (Nonmembers)Stock #109041N01
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization
In this remarkable book Yong Zhao provides a new prescription for how schools can keep pace with a world that is being dramatically trans-formed by globalization and digital technology.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, September 2009) 6" x 9", 230 pages.
$7.49 (ASCD Members) $12.99 (Nonmembers)Stock #109076N01
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Education Unbound: The Promise and Practice of Greenﬁeld Schooling
Frederick M. Hess
Frederick M. Hess explains why and how school improvement efforts should start from scratch with a new infrastructure that strips away barriers to problem solving and harnesses the power of new technologies.
(ASCD Premium Member book, February 2010) 6" x 9", 173 pages.
$6.49 (ASCD Members) $10.99 (Nonmembers)Stock #109040N01