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Doing School by Denise Clark Pope
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Jun 26, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: education
Recommended to Valerie by: Denise Pope
Recommended for: teachers
Read from July 24 to 26, 2010 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I found this book a little frustrating. I agree with the premise that we should define success on an individual basis and help students achieve that success. And these students all claim to be motivated to get good grades in order to get into college. So they have defined success that way, and they work for it. My classrooms are full of a mix of students, some with goals, and some without. Where do the goals come from? Who will define success for each student?

These case studies followed only students with goals, where were the "I don't know" students?

The idea that the quest for grades can interfere with authentic love of learning is certainly true...I heard her speak at a teacher's conference I went to, and I plan on getting a group of students together to attend a workshop with her. So, hopefully, some of my questions will get answered.

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