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Becoming a Great High School: 6 Strategies and 1 Attitude That Make a Difference, Sep/2009

Becoming a Great High School: 6 Strategies and 1 Attitude That Make a Difference, Sep/2009

Author(s): Tim R. Westerberg
ISBN13: 9781416608585
ISBN10: 1416608583
Format: Paperback
Pages: 130
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Year Publish: 2009 September
If your high school is like most others, you're under way more pressure to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Here's a book that helps you rise to the challenge with a comprehensive, practical, and research-based model that has a proven track record. Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former principal Tim R. Westerberg explains how any high school can improve by
    ? Eliminating general and remedial tracks.
    ? Providing students the support they need to meet college- and career-prep standards.
    ? Ending curriculum anarchy with clear instructional goals at classroom and school levels.
    ? Focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.
    ? Implementing formative assessments and student interventions that lead to higher achievement.

Discover lots of proven strategies that have helped real high schools reach the next level, including:

    ? A six-step process for creating more rigorous curriculum.
    ? Creative ways to increase time for teachers to collaborate on instruction.
    ? Five common grading practices that should be eliminated.
    ? Four ways to capitalize on the potential of effective feedback.
    ? Why and how to communicate students’ progress graphically.