School & District Management Video

How Schools Can Accomplish More by Doing Less - Mike Schmoker

April 20, 2017 1:00:19

In this presentation from Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event, school leaders heard from Mike Schmoker, author of Leading With Focus. Schmoker shared insights on precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship. Schmoker shared his three essential elements of good schooling, and how to implement them on a clear, straightforward model. The three elements are: • Coherent curriculum • Authentic literacy • Soundly structured lessons Despite their unrivaled power for improving performance in any school, these elements continue to be misunderstood—and grossly under-implemented, says Schmoker. More of Mike Schmoker’s perspectives on education can be found here: Why Make Reform So Complicated? http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/15/17schmoker_ep.h33.html When Pedagogic Fads Trump Priorities http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/09/29/05schmoker.h30.html It’s Time to Restructure Teacher Professional Development http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/10/21/its-time-to-restructure-teacher-professional-development.html Math and K-12 Schools: Addressing the Historic Mismatch http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/08/12/math-and-k-12-schools-addressing-the-historic.html

Related Tags:

Video

Equity & Diversity Video Transgender Students: 'People Suffer When They Can’t Do What Makes Them Happiest'
Transgender students in nine states are required to play only on sports teams that match their gender assigned at birth. A look at the impact of that requirement.
Eric Harkleroad
3:48
Maddy Niebauer and her 10-year-old transgender son, Julian, from Middleton, Wis., take part in a rally for transgender rights at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. on May 26, 2021.
Maddy Niebauer and her 10-year-old transgender son, Julian, from Middleton, Wis., take part in a rally for transgender rights at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. on May 26, 2021.
Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP
Student Well-Being Video Where Friendship Happens When School Goes Online
With school online and social interactions limited, senior Nate Bone found a new group of friends through his school’s cross country team.
2:00
052821 Nate Bone KD 268 BS
Kaylee Domzalski/Education Week
School Climate & Safety Video A Year of Activism: Students Reflect on Their Fight for Racial Justice at School
Education Week talks to three students about their year of racial justice activism, what they learned, and where they are headed next.
4 min read
Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
David Zalubowski/AP
Equity & Diversity Video What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are States Banning It? (Video)
Several state legislatures have severely limited the way teachers can discuss issues of race in the classroom.