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An ethic of excellence : building a culture of craftsmanship with students

Author: Ron Berger
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift-a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence" and with a passion for quality describes what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. The author tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Berger
ISBN: 0325005966 9780325005966
OCLC Number: 51966106
Description: iv, 156 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: An achiever of excellence --
Evidence in the work --
Evidence in the students --
A library of excellence --
2: The first toolbox a school culture of excellence --
Starting small --
Why culture matters --
A classroom story: the power of positive peer pressure --
The value of community --
Building a foundation for community --
Supporting community inside and out --
A classroom story: building a broad notion of community --
3: The second toolbox: work of excellence --
Self-esteem from accomplishments, not compliments --
Powerful projects --
Building literacy through the work --
Genuine research --
The power of the arts --
Models --
Multiple drafts --
Critique --
Making work public --
Using assessment to build stronger students --
A classroom story: the water study --
4: The third toolbox: teaching of excellence --
Supporting teachers --
Teaching as a calling --
Teaching as a craft --
The scholarship of teaching --
A classroom story: inspiration in teaching --
Measures of excellence.
Responsibility: Ron Berger.
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The author gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift-a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence" and with a passion for quality describes what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. The author tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.

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