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Leaving to Learn: How Out-Of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

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We have a bold strategy for revitalizing schools and for graduating and preparing young people for success in their future learning and work. This leaving to learn strategy is driven by our image of that future. Our goal is not merely to graduate every student but to prepare graduates who are uncommonly ready for success in their workplaces and their communities.
-Elliot W
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Paperback, 184 pages
Published March 7th 2013 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published November 1st 2012)
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Heidi
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Full of bits of wisdom and ideas of practice.
Ted Fujimoto
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read by EVERY educator, policymakers, business leader, and parent. It will shake up your perspective about what school should be and shatter the common misguided myths of how to fix schools. It will inspire you about what is possible in not only in schools but also what you are capable of doing when it comes to learning for your career and life.
Matt Diaz
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I appreciate the premise of this book and many of Big Picture Schools practices, however I felt the book lacking on details of how to make this work.
Shelley Carr
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone who works with middle or high school aged youth, has a child this age, or cares about children this age. If we want to change the way our education system is failing our children- then we have to look for answers outside of the walls of the classroom. This is an excellent book that introduces some simple strategies to increase student engagement all the way to introducing how to redesigning a school into a Big Picture program.

We know that academic failure, poor behavior,
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Very logical and optimistic. Good ideas but doesn't necessarily deal with challenges of implementing the ideas, which are more about politics than change management.
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