Best Ideas From America's Blue Ribbon Schools
a book by National Association of Elementary School Principals
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Principals from the 1991-1992 Blue Ribbon Schools were asked to share a "best idea" that they had put into practice in their schools. Selected from over 100 submissions, the "best ideas" illustrate new or unique approaches to school issues in the categories of: strengthening curriculum content; educating for citizenship and character; implementing cooperative learning; making the best use of technology; involving parents; encouraging teacher professionalism; building community-school/business-school partnerships; helping students who are at-risk and preventing drop-outs; restructuring efforts and school improvement. Schools were selected by the U.S. Department of Education, schools that have demonstrated an unusual ability to create an atmosphere that promotes learning for "everyone."
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Teachers—these are the ideas you have looked for. This volume offers an impressive collection of ideas to enhance education submitted by the heads of some of America's leading schools. The broad range of concepts will be of interest to any teacher who is committed to creating an outstanding school. It is on Amazon: Best Ideas From America's Blue Ribbon Schools