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FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning
Mike Schmoker
ASCD
2011
218

Mike Schmoker's FOCUS is one of those books I re-read before making decisions about professional development for teachers.  It is that powerful, that "focus"ed, that important.  The following synopsis is taken from Amazon:  "Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

With this "less is more" philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them.

Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results

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FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning





Mike Schmoker





ASCD




2011




218


Mike Schmoker’s FOCUS is one of those books I re-read before making decisions about professional development for teachers.  It is that powerful, that “focus”ed, that important.  The following synopsis is taken from Amazon:  “Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

With this “less is more” philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them.

Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results




FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning





Mike Schmoker




ASCD




2011




218

Mike Schmoker’s FOCUS is one of those books I re-read before making decisions about professional development for teachers.  It is that powerful, that “focus”ed, that important.  The following synopsis is taken from Amazon:  “Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

With this “less is more” philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them.

Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results

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