Simply Better

Simply Better

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We already know what works in schools; we just need to focus on getting it right. This is the premise of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, which offers a practical, research-based framework for improving student achievement. According to author Bryan Goodwin, decades of research have shown time and again that focusing on the following five essential practices can vastly increase students' chances of doing well in school: * Guaranteeing that instruction is challenging, engaging, and intentional * Ensuring curricular pathways to success * Providing whole-child student supports * Creating high-performance school cultures * Developing data-driven, high-reliability district systems Whether at the district-, school-, or classroom-level, educators don't need to reinvent the wheel or pursue the latest trends to ensure that students succeed. This powerful book reveals what research clearly shows works best in schools, and provides a valuable blueprint for turning that knowledge into visible results.The guide cites the a€œlow levela€ of evidence for differentiated instruction, yet still calls teachers to use the approach in their classrooms ... And strong evidence exists from scientifically based research to encourage the practice of placing students who are falling behind in small ... to three hours per week of intensive, supplemental instruction, including one-on-one tutoring (What Works Clearinghouse, 2009).

Title:Simply Better
Author:Bryan Goodwin
Publisher:ASCD - 2011-08-22


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