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Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools

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Reinvent public schools with proven, innovative practices

Our homes, communities, and the world itself need the natural assets our children bring with them as learners, and which they often lose over time on the assembly line that pervades most of the public education system today. We see no actions as more important in school than developing, supporting, and reinforcing

Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published June 29th 2018 by Jossey-Bass
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David Britten
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pam, Ira and Chad have hit it out of the park with this book that encapsulates not only their philosophy of progressive education, but is actually a road map of their individual and collective experiences. I know because I have been honored to call them friends and mentors over the past 10 years and have had the privilege of visiting their school district several times in that period. This is not a book of theory but a concise collection of how they have led change across their district, not by ...more
Tracy Jaconette
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the perfect guide for in-depth thinking about education. The authors include great examples of successful modern learning environments where making and creating and collaborating and simple saying YES have turned the focus onto learning. What do you want to learn? How can I help? Students will show what they need if we watch closely, ask questions, observe the work they do. Through ideas and solutions and wonderings of their own, our young learners can and will work together to solv ...more
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful vision of what a public school district can be and do and how kids rise to the challenge when we make spaces designed to support them to learn and work. I love Ira and Pam. I love this book.
Patrick W.
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Nothing too original, aimed at a school leader level (which i am not). Full of buzz words and Dewey quotes as these type of books often are. I ended up skimming it looking for interesting pieces and didnt find many.
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