This book explains realistic, practical, genuine ways to improve schools. This book also examines ways not to improve schools including some of the common political, bureaucratic, top-down efforts. The book emphasizes that one significant factor in actions that actually improve education is that teacher input is sought and is applied. Teachers, based on their experiences, know what works in the classroom with and for students. Nothing else in education matters more.
Dr. Keen Babbage has 29 years of experience in education as a teacher and as a school administrator at the middle school, high school, college and graduate school levels. He is the author of 15 other books about education.
Preface Introduction Chapter 1 - We Know What Works Chapter 2 - How Not to Improve Schools Chapter 3 - How to Improve a School Chapter 4 - Students Chapter 5 - Teachers Chapter 6 - School Administrators and School Counselors Chapter 7 - Staff Members Chapter 8 - School District, State and National Educational Officials Chapter 9 - Politics, Politicians and Organizations Chapter 10 - Parents, Guardians and the Community Chapter 11 - One at a Time Chapter 12 - A School Improvement Parable: Are We In This Together? About the Author