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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

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