Doing What Works
Ten Common-Sense Leadership Practices to Improve Student Learning
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.
Doing What Works
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.
Product Code: BKF916
Page Count: 208
“Filled with many pearls of wisdom gleaned from Weber’s rich education experience, Doing What Works is a research-supported road map that any school or district leader seeking reliable direction for change can follow to dramatically improve teaching and learning within the collaborative PLC framework. Chris Weber’s straightforward and engaging writing style kept me eagerly turning pages, energized and motivated by the truths he presents with clarity and common sense. Highly recommended!”
“I’ve always said, ‘People over policies, and practices over programs.’ Chris Weber reminds us in Doing What Works that having good people engaged in simple, common-sense practices is the best way to foster student learning. Chris is right—we do know what works in education, and we are the answer we’ve been waiting for.”