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Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock
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How can educators transform old schools into remarkable learning environments? Packed with fresh ideas and action strategies for teachers, leaders, and policy makers, this courageous book offers a compelling vision from the research and hands-on work of two internationally recognized educators, authors, and thought leaders.
The authors propose a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. They examine every aspect of K–12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path of redefining and reenergizing their profession and creating exciting new learning environments that truly work in today's and tomorrow's dynamic environments.
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Want to know how to transform learning, teaching, and assessment for the innovation era? Bold Moves for Schools is a practical and comprehensive guide that will enable educators to create the classrooms and schools of the future today.
Author of Creating Innovators and The Global Achievement Gap
Jacobs and Alcock present a compelling vision, a powerful framework, a clear roadmap, and a host of practical tools for transforming antiquated schools into innovative learning environments. Bold Moves for Schools is for all education professionals aspiring to better serve today's children.
Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas,
and author of several books, including Catching Up or Leading the Way:
American Education in the Age of Globalization and
World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students
Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments is a fantastic breath of fresh air. It is a remarkably doable blueprint for paradigm change in our schools based on the best research on learning and with a deep respect for teachers and teaching.
—James Paul Gee
Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies,
Regents' Professor, Arizona State University
If you are serious about transforming schools, Heidi and Marie provide a rich historical context that leads us from an antiquated mind set into one that is designed for contemporary learners. They inspire systems thinking as they describe everything from curriculum to leadership to policy. Their chapter on accountability truly "breaks set" and the book is a must-read for the bold, courageous educators we all wish to be!
Co-Director of The Institute for Habits of Mind and
co-author of several books on the Habits of Mind, including
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success.
Jacobs and Alcock have taken away every last excuse to resist change from educators and the education establishment. Bold Moves for Schools is the most complete and compelling book I have ever read on school reform. It provides immediately usable and eminently accessible ideas to everyone who is interested in changing our antiquated schools to become the caring, dynamic places for learning you envision. I, for one, will be referencing this book often and I'm certain it will have a profound and positive impact on our global architectural practice.
Founding President and CEO of Fielding Nair International
Architects & Change Agents for Creative Learning Communities
Heidi Hayes Jacobs (right), is founder and president of Curriculum Designers providing professional services to schools, organizations and agencies to create modern learning environments, upgrade curriculum and support teaching strategies to meet the needs of contemporary learners. Read more
Marie Hubley Alcock (left), is president of Learning Systems Associates, an education consulting company, and founder of Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit association dedicated to improving literacy development. She has been an educator for more than 20 years and has worked nationally and internationally to promote high-quality learning environments. Read more
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