This title in the Scholastic's Magic School Bus series takes kids on a virtual field trip to seven animal habitats around the world. Led by the unconventional Ms. Frizzle and her class of young scientists, users attempt to find missing animals and return them to their correct habitats. Along the way they enjoy multimedia reports about different animal species, learn fascinating animal facts, play games and explore the world of animals through intriguing activities.
How do calendars and clocks influence considerations of school effectiveness? From the creation of compulsory education to the future of virtual schooling, Weiss and Brown trace two centuries of school practices, policies and research linking the concept of time with 'opportunity to learn'. School calendars and clocks are shaped by both the physical and social worlds, and the 'clock of schooling' is shown to be one of the 'great clocks of society' that helps to frame school effectiveness.
This book presents a detailed analysis of the educational model in Nordic European countries. It describes the traditional idea of education for all, which can be characterized by the right for every child to have an education of equal quality in a common school for all pupils regardless of social class, abilities, gender, or ethnicity.
When a child has difficulties eating or sleeping, or throws frequent tantrums, many parents cross their fingers and hope it's a phase to be outgrown soon. But when they persist, challenging behaviors can follow children to school, contributing to academic problems, social difficulties, and further problems in adolescence and adulthood.
In a changing world that demands new skills, a vital concern of public education is the gap in academic performance between low- and high-achieving students. There is no excuse for the achievement gaps that persist among poor and minority students in schools today. All students can succeed at high levels, regardless of race, ethnicity and economic background. Several countries have successfully confronted inequities in achievement, demonstrating that any school can close achievement gaps regardless of the community they serve, and that all students can achieve at high levels when they are provided with the right opportunities.
Capacity Building for School Improvement: Revisited
This book presents a model of capacity building for school improvement grounded in everyday practice. It highlights organisational attributes and capacity building practices that facilitate improvement. Though patterns may vary across schools, the attributes, practices and themes identified in this book based on a case study of one school are considered applicable to other sites. Taken together, attributes, practices and themes provide a sound basis to discuss the hallmarks of a model on capacity building for school improvement.
What's the Point of School?: Rediscovering the Heart of Education
What's the Point of School? takes the reader beyond the sterile debates about City Academies and dumbed-down exams in order to reveal the key responsibility of education today: to create students who enjoy learning. With their emphasis on stressful exams and regurgitation of information, Guy Claxton claims that schools are currently doing more harm than good, primarily making students fear failure. Instead, schools must encourage students to develop their curiosity, ask stupid questions, and think for themselves.