Failure Is Not an Option : 6 Principles for Making Student Success the Only Option

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-11-24
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Five years, 200,000 readers, and one national award after the first edition, Blankstein documents how educators have closed gaps, turned schools around, and sustained overall success. Resources referenced in Failure Is Not an Option, Second Edition are available in The Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an OptionŽ, Second Edition and can also be found at the HOPE Foundation Web site at www.hopefoundation.org.

Table of Contents

List of Case Stories and Case Examplesp. vii
List of Resourcesp. x
Forewordp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
About the Authorp. xx
Why Failure Is Not an Optionp. 1
Courageous Leadership for School Successp. 29
10 Common Routes to Failure, and How to Avoid Eachp. 48
Relational Trust as Foundation for the Learning Communityp. 65
Principle 1: Common Mission, Vision, Values, and Goalsp. 83
Principle 2: Ensuring Achievement for All Students-Systems for Prevention and Interventionp. 112
Principle 3: Collaborative Teaming Focused on Teaching for Learningp. 143
Principle 4: Data-Based Decision Making for Continuous Improvementp. 164
Principle 5: Gaining Active Engagement From Family and Communityp. 191
Principle 6: Building Sustainable Leadership Capacityp. 208
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 254
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