Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education

Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education

By: Grant Lichtman (author)Hardback

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Advance Praise for Moving the Rock "The future comes at us fast -- which means school reformers don't have time to wait. They need real tools in real time. That's why Moving the Rock is so important. Grant Lichtman has guidance for anyone -- teachers, parents, administrators, government officials -- intent on helping young people succeed not 'someday, ' but today." -- Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind "Grant Lichtman's book is a clear and comprehensive guide to the "what" and the "how" of educational transformation. Organized around essential levers for change, it is a must-read for anyone who wants to make a difference in our schools." --Tony Wagner, Harvard Ilab Expert in Residence, and best-selling author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators" "This book gives me hope for a brighter future in education. Despite the dark clouds imposed by misguided policies, Grant Lichtman diligently tells stories of grass-roots innovations in the classrooms and schools all over the world. Moving the Rock is an inspiring call to action for all educators." --Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas "If you have children, or teach children, or want our children to succeed, this is a must-read book. Grant Lichtman throws down the challenge for all of us; that WE can change education, and he shows us just how successful schools everywhere are overcoming change-killing inertia in our schools." --Todd Rose, best-selling author of The End of Average; Harvard University Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Educationgives educators, parents, administrators, students, and other stakeholders a clear paradigm for transforming our outmoded schools into schools that will help our children to meet the challenges of tomorrow. It's no secret that our educational system is stuck. Moving the Rock shows the important roles all of us can play in un-sticking it by moving seven specific levers that will change the focus of education from what we teach to how we learn. Importantly, moving the levers is completely possible today, and in fact is already happening now in many schools. Drawing on research and extensive experience in the education community, Grant Lichtman outlines the seven essential levers that can profoundly change our schools so that we are teaching all our children how to learn, including - Creating the Demand for Better Schools - Building School-Community Learning Laboratories - Encouraging Open Access to Knowledge - Fixing How We Measure Student Success - Teaching the Teachers what They Really Need to Know - and more At the end of each of each chapter there are one or more challenges, ways that all of us can collectively turn the pioneering work of others into transformation for all our schools.

About Author

GRANT LICHTMAN is a globally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He is the author of #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School. Grant shares resources, articles, connections with other schools and innovative programs, and his blog, "The Future of K-12 Education," at


Acknowledgments About the Author Foreword Introduction The Why, What, and How of Educational Change Overcoming Inertia Where This Book Takes Us Resources for This Book What We Will Not Cover The Goal Is Deeper Learning A Couple of Other Points Let s Roll Chapter One: The Future of School Redesigning the School Operating System Where the Rock Is Going to Roll How Will the Learning Experience Change? How Will Schools Function Differently? How Will Our Mission Shift? Why Is This Future Inevitable? Chapter Two: Lever #1: Create the Demand for Better Schools Creating Demand at the National Level Creating Demand at the School Level Creating Demand in the Community How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Three: Lever #2: Build School-Community Learning Laboratories Designing for the Real World Spreading Student Confidence in the Thinkabit Lab Partnering with a Giant Going to Scale How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Four: Lever #3: Encourage Open Access to Knowledge The Rise of Open Educational Resources The Problems of OER The Huge Benefits of OER Back to Wolfram Alpha: The (Kind of Scary?) Future of Open Knowledge How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Five: Lever #4: Fix How We Measure Student Success and Admit Students to College We Don t Measure What We Value The Health of Our Children The Wrong Results Cracks in the Dam Re-Framing the High School Transcript How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Six: Lever #5: Teach the Teachers What They Really Need to Know The Legacy Problem New Models That Work How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Seven: Lever #6: Connect, Flow, and Re-think School Change Requires Connectivity The Nurture of Networks Crossing Curves Welcome to the Cognitosphere: A System of Structured Flow Great Learning Is Relational The Stepping Stone: Augmented Reality The Game Changer: Virtual Reality How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Eight: Lever #7: Lead Change from Where You Are What Is Missing Sharing the Leadership Experience Formal Training in Leadership Scaling Up How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Nine: How YOU Will Transform Education Teachers School Site and District Administrators Parents Students Business and Community Leaders Philanthropists and Foundations College and University Presidents, Admissions Officers, and Education and Business School Deans and Faculty The Fourth Estate Chapter Ten: Let s Roll What Is Your Extra Chunky? Springtime in the Desert The Bad, Good, and Great News Finally, Trajectory Valuable and Cited Websites Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781119404415
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781119404415
  • weight: 384
  • ISBN10: 111940441X

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