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Prepared : what kids need for a fulfilled life / Diane Tavenner.

Author/Creator:
Tavenner, Diane author.
Publication:
New York : Currency, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
United States.
Individualized instruction -- United States.
Education, Secondary -- Curricula -- United States.
Mentoring in education -- United States.
Group work in education -- United States.
Education, Secondary -- Curricula.
Group work in education.
Individualized instruction.
Mentoring in education.
Summary:
"Diane Tavenner, founder of Summit Public Schools, offers a blueprint for a better way to educate our children, based on the revolutionary lessons, insights, and methodology she and her faculty developed over 15 years at their famously successful charter schools in California and Washington, which she is now introducing to public school systems across the country that Summit is partnering with to transform education and better prepare our children to lead fulfilled and successful lives. Diane Tavenner founded the first Summit charter school in 2003, developing and perfecting a personalized, project-based curriculum that puts students in charge of their own learning. The school developed a learning plan for every student. They engaged the students by appealing to them with interdisciplinary, real-world projects, rather than passively learning and memorizing in a classroom environment. They created mentorship groups, where students would talk through their goals and help each other solve problems, as well as meet one-on-one with their mentor, weekly. By internalizing a sense of purpose, self-direction, self-sufficiency, and collaboration, students learn the cognitive and life skills needed to navigate the next phases of their lives. Virtually 100% of Summit's original 400 students went on to attend four year colleges"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Because good intentions aren't enough
Because it's a solvable problem
Speaking out: make learning real world and project-based
The fallacy of sink or swim: self-direction
Max's mentor: reflection
Leave no Husky behind: collaboration
The building-blocks: successful habits
The tutoring bar: curiosity-driven knowledge
The innovation summit: universal skills
Life after graduation.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-274) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
Contributor:
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
ISBN:
9781984826060
1984826069
9781984826077
OCLC:
1105736037