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Focus: Elevating the Essentials (Visual Summary of the Book By Mike Schmoker)

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Book Summary: Great by Choice (by Jim Collins)

Overview: This incredible book tackles the question of why in spite of uncertainty, chaos and market volatility, some companies thrive and others flounder.  Collins tackles this question by comparing companies who out performed their competitors by a factor of 10 … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Change Leader (by Michael Fullan)

I just finished a great book called Change Leader by Michael Fullan.  Below you will find an overview of the book.  If yoga re interested in reading the full summary click here. Premise of the Book: Learning to lead change … Continue reading

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Book Summary: The Answer is in the Room (by: Alan Blankstein)

Premise of this Book: We must improve our practice to ensure success for all students.  However, the answer is not in a new program or external professional development.  The answer lies in asking all members of our community, “What matters … Continue reading

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New book summary posted of “Pyramid Response to Intervention” by Buffum, Mattos & Weber

The Book: This book is the seminal work on how to systematically respond when students don’t learn.  The authors leverage the concepts of the Professional Learning Community and the ideas behind Response to Intervention to lay out a clear, easy … Continue reading

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Book Summary: Focus, by Mike Schmoker

Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. by: Mike Schmoker. This is a skeleton outline of the first three chapters. Click here fore a more detailed outline and summary.  The summary of the second half of the book is coming… … Continue reading

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