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This book is a survival guide as well as a valuable tool for making our schools more effective and appropriate places for students to learn and achieve. Exploring the often complex, multifaceted, and co-occurring problems in the education system, the book addresses specific problems, discusses the real reasons they developed and persist, describes the overly simplistic pseudo-solutions that are so prevalent, and then offers practical advice that can be implemented by those directly involved teachers, administrators, and parents. The organizational structure of the book helps you obtain the information you need to take positive, effective action to solve the problems and then deal with larger issues. The "blue pages" in the back of the book provide you with a variety of resources that support and facilitate the creation of common-sense schools. In addition, there is a "solution guide" to help you and other educators work together on reintroducing common sense in your schools. The accompanying CD allows all these materials to be downloaded and reproduced so you can share the perspectives and advice and use them to encourage involvement and action. 272 pp.
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Jim Grant is an internationally renowned educator, author, and keynote speaker, and is regarded by fellow educators as one of America`s most passionate advocates for children. A teaching principal for almost twenty years, he founded Staff Development for Educators (SDE, Inc.), with the goal of creating classrooms where all students can succeed. Jim is currently the Executive Director of SDE. Jim`s views on education have been quoted in a wide variety of publications, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Education Digest, US News and World Report, The American School Board Journal, and USA Today. Jim is a frequent radio and television talk show guest, having appeared on America`s Talking on CNBC, The Phil Donahue Show, and The Today Show. Jim`s popular topics include: multiage and looping, school readiness, retention and promotion practices, overcoming obstacles to meeting high standards, poverty, and strategies that support differentiated instruction. Along with the titles listed below, Jim Grant also provides workshops and conferences see current listings where he`ll be presenting.
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Book Description Crystal Springs Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1934026026
Book Description Crystal Springs Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1934026026 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0824895