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Hargreaves & Fullan win the Grawemeyer Education Award

The Grawemeyer Awards are five annual prizes given in the fields of music, political science, psychology, education and religion. They were founded by H. Charles Grawemeyer to help make the world a better place.

Grawemeyer distinguished the awards by honoring ideas rather than life-long or publicized personal achievement. He also insisted that the selection process for each of the five awards–though dominated by professionals-include one step involving a lay committee knowledgeable in each field. As Grawemeyer saw it, great ideas should be understandable to someone with general knowledge and not be the private treasure of academics.

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Big-City School Reforms: Lessons from New York, Toronto, and London

Michael Fullan and Alan Boyle

Big cities have struggled to improve public school systems. This book shows why—and offers a framework for achieving future success. Fullan and Boyle, internationally renowned thinkers on school change, demonstrate that while the educational challenges of big cities may be overwhelming, they are not insurmountable. They draw on ten years’ of research to identify six essential “push” and “pull” actions that enable big school systems to improve student achievement.

Big-City School Reforms offers invaluable advice to those leading the next phase of school reform in cities around the world.

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Facilitator’s Guide to The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact

For those who have a copy of The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact, we would like to offer you a copy of the Facilitator’s Guide produced by Joanne Quinn and Eleanor Adam. There is no fee for this package of material that includes the Facilitator’s Guide, Powerpoint presentations for each of the chapters, and PDFs for Action Items and Discussion Topics for each chapter.

This professional development training kit can be downloaded from www.wiley.com/go/theprincipal

To download Facilitator’s Guide click here.  

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The New Pedagogy: Students and Teachers as Learning Partners

LEARNing Landscapes <www.learninglandscapes.ca> has just published their twelfth issue entitled, “Teaching and Learning in the Digital World: Possibilities and Challenges.” There are several good articles in the publication from a diverse group of educators. The issue also includes my commentary on The New Pedagogy.

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