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Becoming a Great High School: 6 Strategies and 1 Attitude That Make a Difference
If your high school is like most others, you're under way more pressure to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Here's a book that helps you rise to the challenge with a comprehensive, practical, and research-based model that has a proven track record. Drawing from his 26 years of experience, award-winning former pr ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
(first published 2009)
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Westerberg manages to combine a whole whack of educational theorists work in this short book. We read it as a conversation starter for our department heads/administration/directions' team day away which falls between semesters. What I appreciated is how he manages to reference so many of these theorists and mash them all together. He even references Carol Dweck's Mindset, which is a game-changing book for many workplaces including education. However, it's not a book that has time to go into dept ...more
Mar 17, 2011 Jeffrey rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: High School Teachers and Administrators
Recommended to Jeffrey by: Robert Parker
Very challenging and thought provoking book. I really enjoyed this book and the discussion it engendered at my school. If you want to really think about how secondary schools need to change, this is a book to read.