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Creating the Ideal School : Where Teachers Want to Teach and Students Want to Learn - Albert Mamary

Creating the Ideal School

Where Teachers Want to Teach and Students Want to Learn

By: Albert Mamary, William Glasser (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2007
ISBN: 9781578866199
Number Of Pages: 313

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Creating the Ideal School is the only comprehensive guide available that provides all the tools necessary to create an ideal school. There are many education books out there but most are specific to one aspect of school improvement and do not provide a systemic framework or a total approach. This book does, and it is based on expertise that was developed and implemented in a real school district with impressive results by author Albert Mamary. Under the author's leadership, an under-achieving and troubled upstate New York school district was transformed into a nationally validated high-performing school system, and Dr. Mamary was credited with creating the first and only comprehensive systemic framework for quality learning and school improvement. This book will be of interest to teachers and administrators who are interested in making profound improvements in education.

Creating the Ideal School is a vital and timely book, documenting the best practices associated with demonstrated high standards for student performance and systems design in a time of rapid change for American public schools. The Mamary method breaks away from the factory models of the past, bringing contemporary educators carefully prescribed methods of delivering precise support to all learners in time, on time, every time. Teachers in my district were heard to say, to scream, to hoist on banners in the hall: 'We Love Al.' At a time when the rest of the nation bemoans standardized testing and the rigors of systems adjustments tailored to failing schools, Al Mamary has invested in the future by bringing us hope and instructional improvements by design. These he has in abundance.--Patricia Dovi, superintendent of schools, St. Regis Falls Central School District, New York

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Here We Go Againp. 1
Characteristics of an Ideal Schoolp. 11
It's All in the Perceptionp. 24
The Schoolp. 32
Vision and Missionp. 38
Best Knowledge, Research Literature, and Datap. 47
Beliefs, Values, and Dominant Philosophyp. 55
Relationships, Culture, and Dominant Psychologyp. 63
Children as Studentsp. 73
Teaching, Learning, and the Teacherp. 95
Curriculum Planningp. 131
Classroom Practicesp. 182
The Principalp. 212
Continuous Assessment, Renewal, and Improvementp. 242
Continuing Professional Education for Staffp. 289
Epiloguep. 307
Referencesp. 311
About the Authorp. 313
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ISBN: 9781578866199
ISBN-10: 1578866197
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 1st July 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.53 x 15.57  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53