An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

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Heinemann, 2003 - Education - 156 pages

Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies. He argues for a paradigm shift - a schoolwide embrace of an "ethic of excellence." A master carpenter as well as a gifted teacher, Berger is guided by a craftsman's passion for quality, describing what's possible when teachers, students, and parents commit to nothing less than the best. But Berger's not just idealistic, he's realistic - he tells exactly how this can be done, from the blackboard to the blacktop to the school boardroom.

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I really enjoyed this book on what makes for bringing a culture of excellence into the classroom. I thought Berger's stories were inspirational, and loved many of his ideas. Like many stories on great ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
CHAPTER ONE An Archiver of Excellence
13
Measures of Excellence
148
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About the author (2003)

RON BERGER has been a public school teacher in western Massachusetts for 25 years. He works with the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school network, Harvard Project Zero, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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