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Beyond Standards : Excellence in the High School English Classroom - 01 edition

Beyond Standards : Excellence in the High School English Classroom (ISBN10: 0867095032; ISBN13: 9780867095036)
ISBN13: 978-0867095036
ISBN10: 0867095032

Summary: ''It's a crime,'' Carol Jago declares, ''to let any students - whatever their native abilities - drift through the school year without effort, without growth, without goals. Each student is capable of achieving excellence. But it requires a nurturing, vigorous classroom environment - not the glass ceilings set by even the best of standards-based instruction.'' To help current and future high school English teachers create and maintain this kind of environment, Jago has created this g
roundbreaking book. Beyond Standards offers concrete ways to reconceive what it means to foster excellent performance in the classroom and vivid examples of student work that was motivated by the pursuit of excellence rather than by test scores. Packed with richly detailed classroom anecdotes, it explores the many ways teachers can select books, design lessons, and inspire discussions that can lead all their students to extraordinary achievements, both in the study of literature and in their writing assignment
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Summary: ''It's a crime,'' Carol Jago declares, ''to let any students - whatever their native abilities - drift through the school year without effort, without growth, without goals. Each student is capable of achieving excellence. But it requires a nurturing, vigorous classroom environment - not the glass ceilings set by even the best of standards-based instruction.'' To help current and future high school English teachers create and maintain this kind of environment, Jago has created this groundbreaking book. Beyond Standards offers concrete ways to reconceive what it means to foster excellent performance in the classroom and vivid examples of student work that was motivated by the pursuit of excellence rather than by test scores. Packed with richly detailed classroom anecdotes, it explores the many ways teachers can select books, design lessons, and inspire discussions that can lead all their students to extraordinary achievements, both in the study of literature and in their writing assignment ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 01
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc.
Year Published: 2001
International: No

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