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

Author: Ron Berger
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, ©2003.
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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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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2003007290
(OCoLC)51966106
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Berger
OCLC Number: 988875079
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: iv, 156 p. ; 23 cm.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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