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An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship in Schools

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    . . . an important book for our time, for teachers, teacher educators, and policymakers.
    - Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
    Stop everything youre doing and take the time to really read this. Not once. Not even twice, but over and over. Make your colleagues read it . . . every legislator and policymaker ought to too, so they can see when and where their favorite, best-designed, top-down mandates may actually hinder this kind of culture of high standards. But, of course, what in the end makes it such a good read is in the details, those precious and well-told stories of what the real stuff looks like.
    - Deborah Meier, Coprincipal, Mission Hill School, Boston
    Ron Berger is one of the most remarkable teachers in America today. He sets incredibly high standards in his classes and his students measure up to those standards. Yet Ron Bergers authentic standards bear little resemblance to what passes for standards in todays test-obsessed America. For a reminder of what education can and should be, read this passionate book - and give it to every policymaker whom you know.
    - Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education
    . . . passionate stories from an inspiring, ever imaginative teacher whose demands on his students are high and those on himself even higher. He writes of teaching as "an ethic . . . a way of thinking . . . that is built carefully by hand," a craft that defies "scaling up" in mechanistic ways and that requires powerful, autonomous work close to the students.
    - Theodore R. Sizer, Founder, Coalition of Essential Schools

Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift - a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence." A master carpenter as well as a gifted teacher, Berger is guided by a craftsmans passion for quality, describing whats possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. But Bergers not just idealistic, hes realistic - he tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.

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High expectations play a central role in encouraging student achievement, argues Massachusetts public school teacher and education consultant Berger. He describes his work with students and schoolteachers and compares it to carpentry, where craftsmanship is valued as part of the culture.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies.

Synopsis:

Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift - a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence." A master carpenter as well as a gifted teacher, Berger is guided by a craftsman's passion for quality, describing what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. But Berger's not just idealistic, he's realistic - he tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.

About the Author

Ron Berger has been a public school teacher in western Massachusetts for 25 years. He works with the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school network, Harvard Project Zero, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Kathleen Galau, December 7, 2006 (view all comments by Kathleen Galau)
This is an exceptional book for teachers and politicians. It describes a way of teaching in which all students are allowed to acheive the best results that they are capable, and those results are far beyond what they think they can do and what tests can show. It redefines high expectations, which is the cornerstone of great teaching. It has revolutionized my classroom. I pray that I never again settle for less than the best craftmanship from my students. The methods described in this book tempt students and teachers to dive in, the water is fine. I did this with my class, and the students, parents, and other teachers were amazed at the results. Unfortunately, the current emphasis on standardized testing by politicians makes most educators feel that we should cover all subjects to a depth of two inches.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780325005966
Author:
Berger, Ron
Publisher:
Heinemann Educational Books
Author:
Gardner, Howard
Author:
Meier, Deborah
Location:
Portsmouth, NH
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Teaching
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Education
Subject:
Academic achievement
Subject:
Excellence
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
Education - Assessment
Subject:
General education.
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 7, 2000
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.33 in 0.49 lb
Age Level:
07-13

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift - a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence." A master carpenter as well as a gifted teacher, Berger is guided by a craftsman's passion for quality, describing what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. But Berger's not just idealistic, he's realistic - he tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.
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