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The Resource Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

Label
Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning
Title
Schooling for life
Title remainder
reclaiming the essence of learning
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Grennon Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Too many students experience school as a place to put in time ... and view their lives within school walls as distinctly different from their lives at home and in their community. Too many educators seem to share that point of view and focus more on lists of standards than the students they are supposed to serve. This book is about how we might blur the distinctions between "school life" and "real life," between learning and teaching, between learning well and living well. It's for anyone who has ever asked . When did we decide test scores were more important than understanding? . When did we accept the image of teachers as mere implementers of state curricula? . When did we accept the idea that schools are places where no one has to think too hard? This book is a rallying cry to our true educational mission. It's an assertion that we can have the schools we really want if we're bold enough to look beyond the myths of what a good school is, and instead, work to facilitate intellectual, ethical, and aesthetic growth in our students and ourselves. Author Jacqueline Grennon Brooks goes inside the classroom to share the experiences of teachers, parents, and students and to present contrasting examples of schooling that honors the complexity of learning and life and schooling that ignores it. It's a journey that will inspire the reexamination of practices and the revitalization of schools
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Cataloging source
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Brooks, Jacqueline Grennon
Dewey number
370.15/23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1590.3
LC item number
.B753 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thought and thinking
  • Constructivism (Education)
  • Active learning
  • EDUCATION
  • Active learning
  • Constructivism (Education)
  • Thought and thinking
  • United States
Label
Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-149)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning to live a life. A life with standards. Learning to find and solve problems. Common thinking. Changing images of complex systems. A life with questions. Really knowing. Conflict resolution versus conflict suppression. Safe and sound. A life in search of meaning. Teaching for big ideas. Meaning, lost and found. Big ideas and details -- Unlearning lessons learned in school. Dispiriting lessons and missed conversations. Questions of climate. Lessons learned. Scripts that suppress. Showing up and following directions. Understanding the instructional program. Beyond showing up and following directions. Learning what we need to learn. The true negatives of false positives. Focused to a fault. Students the way they are. One of life's experiments. Flexible facts -- Lessons that last. Uncertainties and imperfections. Risks, gains, and guarantees. "The big picture," again. Teacher scaffolding. Back to the heart of the matter. Negotiating curriculum. Curriculum with embedded assessment. It takes a child. Beginning with understanding in mind. Broken compasses. Opening eyes. Finding common ground for learning. Old issues, new images. Tough questions, evolving answers. Structure and efficiency. Collective leadership. Dreams and disobedience
Control code
51520165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871206589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780871206589
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5100d785-c33a-418d-b578-7e7762dc5671
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51520165
Label
Schooling for life : reclaiming the essence of learning, Jacqueline Grennon Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-149)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Learning to live a life. A life with standards. Learning to find and solve problems. Common thinking. Changing images of complex systems. A life with questions. Really knowing. Conflict resolution versus conflict suppression. Safe and sound. A life in search of meaning. Teaching for big ideas. Meaning, lost and found. Big ideas and details -- Unlearning lessons learned in school. Dispiriting lessons and missed conversations. Questions of climate. Lessons learned. Scripts that suppress. Showing up and following directions. Understanding the instructional program. Beyond showing up and following directions. Learning what we need to learn. The true negatives of false positives. Focused to a fault. Students the way they are. One of life's experiments. Flexible facts -- Lessons that last. Uncertainties and imperfections. Risks, gains, and guarantees. "The big picture," again. Teacher scaffolding. Back to the heart of the matter. Negotiating curriculum. Curriculum with embedded assessment. It takes a child. Beginning with understanding in mind. Broken compasses. Opening eyes. Finding common ground for learning. Old issues, new images. Tough questions, evolving answers. Structure and efficiency. Collective leadership. Dreams and disobedience
Control code
51520165
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780871206589
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780871206589
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5100d785-c33a-418d-b578-7e7762dc5671
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51520165

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