by by: Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour and Robert Eaker Year Published: 2008
This 10th anniversary sequel to the authors' best-selling book Professional Learning Communities at Work merges research and practice to offer the most extensive, practical, and authoritative examination of how schools at all levels can use the PLC concept to improve learning, both for students and the adults who serve them. It draws upon new insights gleaned from the authors' ongoing work in real schools and districts across North America that have demonstrated the power of PLCs.
by Gary R. Howard Year Published: 2006In this expanded Second Edition, Gary Howard outlines what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. Howard brings his bestelling book completely up to date with today's school reform efforts and includes a new introduction and a new chapter that speak directly to current issues such as closing the achievement gap, and to recent legislation such as No Child Left Behind. With our nation's student population becoming ever more diverse, and teachers remaining largely White, this book is now more important than ever. A must-read in universities and school systems throughout the country. by Jim Collins Year Published: 2001Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?.... by Dr. Sonya Whitaker Year Published: 2012These are practical strategies for dramatically improving student learning.This book provides (1) Practical strategies for improving the learning of students from diverse backgrounds. (2) Teaching techniques to be used for addressing cultural conflicts that serve as counter-productive to student learning. (3) Non-traditional approaches for increased parental involvment.Respectful of the significant pressures and demands put on educators to produce more results than ever before in the history of public education, this book serves as a quick, yet very powerful read."Expect to: experience inspiration and a transformation. Commit to: Doing something different." ~ Dr. Sonya Whitaker, Author by Spencer Johnson Year Published: 1998, 2002It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.If the same old routines worked.If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."But things keep changing........Who Moved My Cheese? is a story about change that takes place in a Maze where four amusing characters look for "Cheese" - cheese being a metaphor for what we want to have in life, whether it is a job, a relationship, money, a big house, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace or even an activity like jogging or golf.Each of us has our own idea of what Cheese is, and we pursue it because we believe it makes us happy. If we get it, we often become attached to it. And if we lose it, or it's taken away, it can be traumatic.The "Maze" in the story represents where you spend time looking for what you want. It can be the organization you work in, the community you live in, or the relationships you have in your life.I tell the Cheese story that you are about to read in my talks around the world, and often hear later from people about what a difference it has made to them.Believe it or not, this little story has been credited with improving careers, marriages, and lives!