While new ideas and innovative programs and pedagogies are exciting, the simplest methods are often the most effective. In Doing What Works , author Chris Weber outlines ten practical, common-sense practices proven to transform student learning and propel school success. Each chapter includes examples from real school leaders and classroom teachers, as well as a series of suggested next steps. Use this resource to explore and implement effective learning techniques for every student: Rediscover common-sense strategies and practices proven to strengthen schools and increase student learning. Receive recommendations and real-world examples to strengthen understanding of the ten specific practices outlined in the book. Explore how to prioritize content to maximize learning and ensure students learn behavioral skills alongside academic skills. Study strategies that inspire students to take ownership of their learning and empower parents to become active participants in their child's education. Observe ways to provide rigorous tasks to enrich student learning and communicate clear learning targets. Contents: Acknowledgments Table of Contents About the Author Introduction Chapter 1: Teaching Less so Students Learn More Chapter 2: Predicting and Preventing Challenges Chapter 3: Letting Students Do the Talking and the Learning Chapter 4: Keeping Learning Targets Visible and Still Chapter 5: Nurturing Behavioral Habits That Affect Motivation Chapter 6: Fostering Two-Way Feedback Chapter 7: Emphasizing Skills Alongside or Above Content Chapter 8: Promoting Rigorous Learning Tasks Chapter 9: Empowering Parents as Partners in Education Chapter 10: Inspiring and Enabling Staff Engagement Epilogue References and Resources Index
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