What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America by Ted Dintersmith, Ph.D.
"All children love to learn, but they don't all get on with school. The problem isn't the children: it's how we do school. As Ted Dintersmith shows in this landmark book, it's not only possible to reimagine education, it's vital that we do. Too often schools are snagged in a corrosive web of tangled regulations, political agendas, outmoded institutional habits, and a repressive culture of standardized testing. But there's hope. In among the undergrowth, there's an emergent counterculture of inspirational schools that are rising to the real challenges of educating young people for life in the twenty-first century. What School Could Be is both a vivid account of this grassroots revolution and a hardheaded analysis of its desperate significance. Above all it is a passionate manifesto for forms of education that do justice to the deep talents and diverse futures of all our children. It's essential reading for anyone who cares about young people and their education: and that should be everyone."--Ken Robinson, New York Times bestselling author
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An inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things, showing us how to transform education
What School Could Be offers an inspiring vision of what our teachers and students can accomplish if trusted with the challenge of developing the skills and ways of thinking needed to thrive in a world of dizzying technological change.