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Brainstorming Common Core

Challenging the Way We Think about Education

Eldon "Cap" Lee

In Eldon "Cap" Lee's new book, standards become guidelines for success rather than deadlines for failure as it is recognized that all children are unique, with different brains and different dreams. This leads to the reality that children are children, not branded on their foreheads for their differences but accepted within the wide range of skills and abilities present in all of us. Brainstorming Common Core: Challenging the Way We Think about Education includes ideas developed in the trenches by talking to and servicing parents, educators, and students for over fifty years. This book draws away from an artificial testing based education to one that teaches the whole child. As we brainstorm Common Core we see the necessity to empower children to chase their dreams and follow their pathway to success, parents to become full partners in the process, and educators to take back their profession.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 214Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-1770-6 • Hardback • March 2015 • $68.00 • (£47.95)
978-1-4758-1771-3 • Paperback • March 2015 • $36.00 • (£24.95)
978-1-4758-1772-0 • eBook • March 2015 • $34.00 • (£23.95)
Eldon “Cap” Lee attended Eastern Michigan University and after many years of struggle and a short campus career in rock and roll to support his education, he decided to go to classes and settled into the teaching profession. From the moment he started teaching at a small Catholic school in Michigan, he knew the rules had to be changed. He then travelled to Wisconsin to join the teaching staff at Milwaukee Public Schools. There he earned his master’s degree at Cardinal Stritch College. After fifteen years of complete enjoyment he left teaching to be a school administrator, climbing the ladder of success only to yearn for the good old days surrounded by more kids than adults.
Chapter OneCommon Core: Changing it Forward
Chapter TwoReconstructing the Educational Design
Chapter ThreeForaging the Pathway to Success
Chapter FourHigher Level Achievement: Teaching the Whole Child
Chapter FiveDe-Coupling the Testing Debacle
Chapter SixA Time for Action!
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