On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character

On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character

By: Dr. Samuel Casey Carter (author)Paperback

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Discover how 12 ordinary schools achieved extraordinary results. Bestselling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen extraordinary primary and secondary public and charter schools where confident children joyfully strive to accomplish worthy goals in concert with their friends. These mainstream American institutions focus on a culture of character as their foundation and demonstrate scalable, sustainable, and replicable models for your school to emulate. The results are undeniable: - Students who are encouraged to build lasting personal character and a strong sense of purpose - Motivated teachers who feel rewarded for their hard work - Improved student achievement in multiple subject areas Strategies for creating a healthy school culture including intentionality and hands-on guidance by the headteacher come to life through case studies. These compelling examples will help educators and parents focus on strong personal character as the desired result of genuine learning.

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Samuel Casey Carter wrote On Purpose as senior fellow at The Center for Education Reform. Today, he is Senior Vice President for Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global education company committed to addressing education's dynamic challenges through individualized content, innovative technology and a holistic approach that inspires achievement and a lifelong love of learning. He is also Executive Director of the HMH Foundation. Previously, Carter was president of CfBT USA, the United States charity affiliated with CfBT Education Trust headquartered in the United Kingdom, and president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates more than sixty public charter schools in eight states, where he oversaw corporate strategy and the implementation of the company's educational operations. Carter is also the author of No Excuses: Lessons From 21 High-Performing, High-Poverty Schools, a book on the effective practices of high-performing schools that refuse to make poverty an excuse for academic failure. In addition to No Excuses, Carter has edited three other books including Mary Beth Klee's Core Virtues, a literature-based character education program for parents and teachers of elementary school students. His articles, essays, and columns have appeared in more than 180 newspapers and magazines, including, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and Detroit News. After receiving a bachelor degree from St. John's College in Annapolis in philosophy and mathematics, Carter studied theology at Oxford University and philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, D. C.


About the Author Acknowledgements Preface I. 1. Four Common Traits of Great School Cultures A Strong Belief That Culture Determines Outcome A Nurturing but Demanding Culture A Culture Committed to Student Success 2. Creating a Great School Culture How School Cultures Are Made How School Cultures Form Character How Great School Cultures Drive Achievement II. 3. Harvest Park Middle School, Pleasanton, CA 4. Veritas Academy, Phoenix, AZ 5. Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL 6. P.S. 124 New York, NY 7. Providence St. Mel, Chicago, IL 8. Arlington Traditional School, Arlington, VA 9. HOPE Prima, Milwaukee, WI 10. Cotswold Elementary, Charlotte, NC 11. Atlantis Elementary, Port St. John, FL 12. Grayhawk Elementary, Scottsdale, AZ 13. An Achievable Dream Middle and High, Newport News, VA 14. Benjamin Franklin Classical Charter Public School, Franklin, MA III. 15. How Communities Can Help Form Great School Cultures Endnotes Selected Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/01/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412986724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781412986724
  • weight: 336
  • ISBN10: 1412986729

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