Visionary Middle Schools

Visionary Middle Schools

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Take an up-close look at inclusive urban schools that work. This important new book addresses head-on the critical national concern of educating an ever-more diverse student population. Visionary Middle Schools describes how three schools developed unique local solutions that were responsive to their particular students, to their cultures, and to their district and state mandates. Each school is organized around a different school-wide instructional practice, a qsignature practiceq that reflects that school's particular beliefs about learning. Despite obstacles such as poverty, low English-language proficiency, and new immigrant status, each of these schools is the strongest performing in their respective districts and presents approaches and lessons of relevance to urban schools across the country.Two teachers stand in front of a seventh-grade class in Dolphin Middle School to set up an activity in which students ... Their final reports on their selected countries a€” bright travel brochures that integrate text and computer graphics a€” cover a side wall. ... Hannah Headley, the special education teacher, chimes in to get feedback on what students understand: aquot;What would be an example of a landmark?

Title:Visionary Middle Schools
Author:Catherine Cobb Morocco, Nancy Brigham, Cynthia Mata Aguilar
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2006-01-01


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