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Failure is Not an Option free pdf 'Educational books that engage both head and heart are rare. This is one of those exceptions: an authentic and powerful call to action, written in an accessible and utterly compelling way. It reminds us that school failure is not a given, that there are ways to make a difference for all young people in all settings, and that education is more than test scores or grades. Ultimately we are shaping individual futures and life chances. For that alone, this resource should be on every educator's bookshelf' - Alma Harris, Professor University of London. For our children, for our future: failure is never an option! Anchored in the moral purpose of sustaining success for all students, this second edition of the bestseller demonstrates how to reshape school cultures to support continuous student success. With contributions from Pedro A. Noguera, Andy Hargreaves, and Dean Fink, this book outlines the Who, What, and How of becoming a high-performing school and learning community, shows how to avoid ten common routes to failure, provides double the resources, includes many new case stories and examples, and offers new emphasis on: Diversity- Assessment for learning- Intervention and support for students at risk- and, Schooling as a community endeavor involving families. Resources referenced in "Failure Is Not an Option[registered], Second Edition" are available in "The Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an Option[registered], Second Edition".

About Alan M. Blankstein

Award-winning author and visionary educational leader Alan M. Blankstein is founder and president of the HOPE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former "high-risk" youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He has worked in youth-serving organizations since 1983, including the March of Dimes, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Educational Service (now Solution Tree), which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years. He has created award-winning publications and video staff development programs. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option(r): Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, which received the 2005 Book of the Year award from Learning Forward (formerly NSDC), and has been nominated for three other national and international awards. In addition to authorship of this award-winning book, Blankstein is Publisher of three Failure Is Not an Option(R) video series and Senior Editor along with Paul Houston of the thirteen-volume The Soul of Educational Leadership series. Blankstein also co-authored the Reaching Today's Youth curriculum and has published articles in Educational Leadership, The School Administrator, Executive Educator, High School Magazine, Reaching Today's Youth, and Inside the Workshop. He has also provided keynote presentations and workshops for virtually every major educational organization. Blankstein is on the Harvard International Principals Centers advisory board, served as Board member for Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, is former Co-Chair of Indiana University's Neal Marshall Black Culture Center's Community Network and advisor to the Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE) mentoring program. He also served as advisory board member for the Forum on Race, Equity, and Human Understanding with the Monroe County Schools in Indiana, and on the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Child Care Agency (JCCA), in which he was once a youth in residence.

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Author : Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher : Corwin Press Inc
Data Published : 22 December 2009
ISBN : 1412979234
EAN : 9781412979238
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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