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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mike Schmoker Narrator: Christopher Prince Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Best-selling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

With this less is more philosophy, educators can help students learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them.

Both a call to action and a blueprint for creating more effective classrooms, Focus: Elevating the Essentials for Radically Improved Student Learning will challenge your assumptions about schooling and show how educators who have embraced this approach quickly achieved spectacular results.

The book is published by ASCD.

Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher, and football coach. He has written four books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers, and Time magazine.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/15/2014

    " This book validates workhshop teaching. Kids need to be thinking. Reading, writing, math and science...FOCUS! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by jmjester | 2/13/2014

    " While this book didn't tell me something I didn't already know (Tom Newkirk got there first with Holding Onto Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones), Schmoker conveyed his premise in a very compelling fashion. It was well-researched. Hopefully it will be well-received by my colleagues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin | 1/29/2014

    " Wow, another great read for teachers. Would love to read with staff members since a lot of what it suggest would work best school wide. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katherine Stover | 1/22/2014

    " We all want our students to be authentic readers, writers, and articulate communicators. Schmoker continues to remind us the need to be clear, simple and authentic with our curriculum, assessment and instruction. I appreciate this work because the message is concrete. We need to place our energy on what is taught, how it is taught, and authentic reading and writing experiences. "

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