Focus

Author: Michael J. Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416611304
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The introduction states: "[T]he only reason our schools haven't made astonishing progress in the last 30 years of "reform" is quite simple: very few schools ever implemented 'what is essential'--the most powerful, simple actions and structures that woulddramatically increase the proportion of students prepared for college or careers. What is 'essential' for schools? Three simple things: reasonably coherent curriculum (what we teach); sound lessons (how we teach); and far more purposeful reading and writing in every discipline, or authentic literacy (integral to both what and how we teach).

Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612939
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Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. With this "less is more" philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them. Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results.

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In Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, the author comforts the afflicted--teachers, administrators, and students straining under the weight of multiple initiatives and afflicts the education reformers more enamored with flashy process than meaningful results. Most importantly, this book will help students who are depending on leaders and policymakers to listen to the evidence, give up the fad of the day, and focus on learning.

Leading with Focus

Author: Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621369
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in Leading with Focus, he shows administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply his model to the work of running schools and districts. In this companion to his previous book, Schmoker offers * An overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership--demonstrating its power for vastly improving the work of teachers and leaders. * Examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership--and the incredible results for student learning. * A practical, flexible, and easy-to-follow implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts. All students deserve to learn in schools where educators eschew distractions and superfluous activities to concentrate on what’s most important. To that end, this book is an essential resource for leaders ready to streamline their practice and focus their efforts on radically improving student learning.

Game Plan

Author: Hector Garcia
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936763656
Format: PDF
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Create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. Examine new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC principles. Explore coaching points and tools you can use to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Pathways to Excellence

Author: Anthony H. Normore
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784411159
Format: PDF, ePub
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The volume examines how leadership and layers of leaders are developed and cultivated from the classroom to the boardroom. Some of the topics include leadership recruitment and selection processes, retention, coaching and mentoring, placement and continued professional development support for aspiring and practicing leaders.

Extreme Focus

Author: James Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781976813085
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Do you know that you have the ability to ignore any form of distractions? Developing a razor- sharp focus will positively affect your growth and productivity. Do you want to see rapid success in your business? Do you want to achieve goals without any time pressure? Focus: The hidden driver of excellence. You can see more progress by mastering your attention and getting more done in less time. In this book you will learn:* Obstacles that cripple the ability to concentrate* Best strategies to beat your distractions* Proven techniques and methods to set and achieve goals* How to beat Procrastination and double your output* How to develop mind management and stay focused * How to gradually develop the practicing mind and discipline in your life* Elevating the essentials to radically improve student fast learning * The relationship between Fast Focus and productivity * The secret of Daniel Goleman * Focus and much more!