Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4758-2119-2 • Hardback • May 2016 • $97.00 • (£75.00)
978-1-4758-2120-8 • Paperback • May 2016 • $47.00 • (£36.00)
978-1-4758-2121-5 • eBook • May 2016 • $41.50 • (£32.00)
Michael K. Raible founder and CEO of The School Solutions Group, is an award winning planner and educational strategist. He has worked to improve educational organizations throughout the United States for over two decades and in his most recent book, Every Child Every Day: Achieving Zero Dropouts through Performance-Based Education, describes the theory and practices of a successful school district with zero dropouts.
SECTION 1: BASICS
What make a change of this magnitude feasible?
CHAPTER 1: INSPIRATION
CHAPTER 2: LEADERSHIP
CHAPTER 3: PERSPRIATION
SECTION 2: TOOLS
Organizational systems to facilitate the transition.
CHAPTER 4: CREATIVE STAFFING
CHAPTER 5: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 6: CULTURE
CHAPTER 7: COLLABORATION
CHAPTER 8: CONTINUOUS VALIDATION
CHAPTER 9: ASSESSMENT AND DATA
SECTION 3: METHODOLOGIES
Performance-based learning is facilitated by innovative methods.
CHAPTER 10: PROGRAM DELIVERY
CHAPTER 11: ACCELERATED LEARNING
CHAPTER 12: JUST-IN-TIME REMEDIATION
CHAPTER 13: CAREER PATHWAYS
SECTION 4: PROGRAMS
Student-centered programs engender success.
CHAPTER 14: EARLY COLLEGE
CHAPTER 15: STUDENT AMBASSADORS
CHAPTER 16: S.T.A.R.S.
SECTION 5: SYSTEMS
Operational support systems are necessary as well.
CHAPTER 17: STRUCTURE
CHAPTER 18: TECHNOLOGY
CHAPTER 19: RESOURCES AND BUDGETING
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
These ideas totally make sense to me. As a second career teacher with a degree in theater, my classroom practices have been less traditional and more student-centered. I have always thought that education should be this way and I highly recommend this book.
— Ashli Calvert, Theatre Arts Educator, Charlotte, North Carolina
Inspired by and based on one of the extraordinary pioneers in the learner-centered field of education, Taylor County Kentucky, this easy-to-read book breaks down the conditions and mindsets necessary to transform any district into one where every child can thrive through performance-based systems. A great book for anyone who is ready to say "We can" for kids.
— Kelly Young, Education Reimagined
In our fast-paced, digital revolution world, leaders are moving at record speeds. This book invites the reader to reflect upon complex issues related to change and be thoughtful in charting a path for intentional transformation. It brings empowerment of the individual to make meaningful and lasting change into focus and examines strategies with specificity, insight and creativity. A worthy read!
— Valerie Truesdale PhD, assistant executive director, AASA, the Superintendents Association; former Chief Transformation and Technology Officer for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC
Mike Raible's advice about changing the educational paradigm is spot on. This book is filled with examples and common sense suggestions that come from his experiences and keen observations. Anyone interested in improving the quality of their educational environment needs to take some ideas from this book.
— Yovel Badash, author and founder of “No Child Held Back”, Brooklyn, New York
The annual onslaught of new and expensive pilot programs for improving education is not only wasteful, but demoralizing. It’s time to implement a no-nonsense program that has proven to be both effective and efficient. Mike Raible has described the conditions in which a student-driven performance-based system will flourish. The commonsense observations and ideas in this book should be shared with any educator who is intent upon making a difference.
— Denise Yvette Cavoly, EdD, Education Consultant