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2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 31–November 2, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

Learn the secrets to great leadership practices, and get immediate and practical solutions that address your needs.

 

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February 2010 | Volume 67 | Number 5
Meeting Students Where They Are Pages 50-55

"The Strive of It"

Kathleen Cushman

What conditions inspire teens to practice toward perfection?

In a high school on the west side of Chicago, a 9th grade boy named Joshua is describing the thing he does best in life. I am in Joshua's classroom, and 28 students are sitting in a circle with me. "I'm real good at architecture," Joshua says matter-of-factly.

I am startled, even skeptical. Architecture in 9th grade?

 

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