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Learning That Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction, with DVD


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Learning That Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction, with DVD

Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Anne Vilen, Jal Mehta (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-119-25345-7 April 2016 Jossey-Bass 432 Pages


A practical guide to deeper instruction—a framework for challenging, engaging, and empowering students of all ages

For schools to meet ambitious new standards and prepare all students for college, careers, and life, research has shown unequivocally that nothing is more important that the quality of daily instruction. Learning That Lasts presents a new vision for classroom instruction that sharpens and deepens the quality of lessons in all subject areas. It is the opposite of a 'teacher-proof' solution. Instead, it is predicated on a model of instruction that honors teachers as creative and expert planners of learning experiences for their students and who wish to continuously grow in their instructional and content knowledge. It is not a theoretical vision. It is a model of instruction refined in some of the nation's most successful public schools—schools that are beating the odds to create remarkable achievement—sited primarily in urban and rural low-income communities.

Using case studies and examples of powerful learning at all grade levels and in all disciplines, Learning That Lasts is a guide to creating classrooms that promote deeper understanding, higher order thinking, and student independence. Through text and companion videos, readers will enter inspiring classrooms where students go beyond basics to become innovators, collaborators, and creators. Learning That Lasts embraces a three-dimensional view of student achievement that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality work. It is a guide for teachers who wish to make learning more meaningful, memorable, and connected to life, and inspire students to do more than they think possible.

DVD Contents vii

Foreword ix

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

About the Authors xxi

About EL Education xxiii

Introduction 1

1 Planning and Delivering Lessons That Challenge,

Engage, and Empower 15

2 Laying the Foundation for Deeper Learning with Literacy 67

3 Creating Scientists and Historians 121

4 Reimagining Mathematics Instruction 175

5 Teaching in and through the Arts 225

6 Differentiating Instruction 275

Conclusion 333

Appendix A Sample Protocol-Based Lessons 337

Appendix B The What, Why, and How of Protocols 345

Appendix C Primary Source Close Reading Guide 349

Appendix D Factors to Guide Your Selection of Text 353

Appendix E From Assignment to Assessment 357

Appendix F Informational Text Resources 359

Appendix G Photograph Resources 363

Appendix H Great Online Mathematics Resources 365

Appendix I Kid Curators Rubric 369

Appendix J Initiatives that Build a Positive Classroom Culture of

Differentiation 373

References 377

How to Use the DVD 383

Index 385