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I first read this few years go s part of n institute on teaching practice It spoke so resoundingly to who I m A Bollywood Affair asn educator that it holds very ccessible place on my bookshelf Few ualities bout dults The Scent of Rosa's Oil annoydolescents than hypocrisy This jumped out t me because unfortunately this has been the hallmark of my son s 7th grade year in the dults that have been running his various organizations Nobodys Angel (Willow Park, and I have seen it It is pervasive inll reas where we deal with children For some reason we feel we need to lie to them The children ren T STUPID THEY KNOW WHAT S stupid They know what s on However many dults either don t get that they know or don t care because they re busy fulfilling their own gendas Sad nd too often Defending Hearts a tempting trap to fall into Next up in this book GRAPPLING We talkbout how important it is to teach students to grapple but there is literally no time to ctually do it in schoolbecause testing is important Sadder And it goes onthere is lot in this short book to grapple with for me s n dult that works with nd is raising my own children I love this book because it gives me lot of hard things to chew on s I move into my next life s Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, adventure hopefully teaching Obvious information repetitive but highlight worthy language I like the way the Sizer incorporates shorts case studiess introductions to the topic he is discussing It makes the text interesting nd easier to read s in I m not Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, asleep before I finish chapter Sizer T Sizer N F 2000 The students Spiky are watching Schoolsnd the moral contract Boston MA Beacon PressPurpose of the Text The text The Students Are Watching Schools nd the Moral Contract by Theodore nd Nancy Sizer recognizes that in ddition to curricula nd content Dungeon of Death a school s culture informs studentsbout how to live think nd ct Sizer Sizer 2000 A school s culture consists of the core beliefs basic norms traditions valued Love Rockets accepted behaviorsnd common goals that reflect the underlying principles of school community Deal Patterson 2018 valued ccepted behaviors A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, and common goals that reflect the underlying principles of school community Deal Patterson 2018 text not only draws readers ttention to the consideration of these s nd routines but lso to processes of educational transformation such s modeling citizenship nd encouraging thoughtful engagement by teachers nd overcoming obstacles nd challenges for students Sizer Sizer 2000 Exposure to n ethical nd supportive institutional culture nd to transformative instructional processes indirectly The Hired Man and directly facilitate the growth of students into informed thoughtfulnd moral citizens Sizer Sizer 2000 Authors Backgrounds nd Credentials Theodore R Sizer PhD earned his undergraduate degree t Yale University nd his Master s nd Doctoral degrees Almost A Gentleman at Harvard University Ilg 2016 Theodore Sizer is known for his distinguished career leadershipnd writing ssociated with the education profession Goldberg 1993 Sizer is former professor nd Dean t Harvard University headmaster t Phillips Academy nd researcher t Brown University Goldberg 1993 Theodore Sizer is likewise known for his well received trilogy Horace s Compromise The Dilemma of the American High School Horace s School Redesigning the American High School nd Horace s Hope What Works for the American High School Goldberg 1993 Nancy Sizer graduate of Wellesley College maintained career in the education field for over 30 years Heinemann 2018 Nancy Sizer has taught both in private Here by the Bloods and public schools suchs Cambridge Rindge nd Latin Phillips Academy nd the Wheeler School Heinemann 2018 Moreover Nancy Sizer has taught t both Brown University nd t Harvard University Heinemann 2018 Theodore nd Nancy Sizer initiated the Coalition of Essential Schools which is collection of schools dedicated to the types of school reform that were outlined in Theodore Sizer s trilogy Goldberg 1993Summary of Major Points Sizer nd Sizer rgue that students re keen observers of the factors that constitute Bound (Torn Trilogy, a school s culture Sizer Sizer 2000 For example Sizernd Sizer rgue that students should not observe the type. In this groundbreaking book Theodore nd Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but. Of hypocrisy ssociated with backbiting nd undermining the efforts of one nother between staff members or colleagues such s when one teacher criticizes nother staff members or colleagues such s when one teacher criticizes nother s teaching methods or style in front of students Sizer Sizer 2000 Neither should students witness teachers putting convenience before the best interests of students Sizer Sizer 2000 One example of PUTTING CONVENIENCE BEFORE THE BEST INTERESTS OF STUDENTS IS convenience before the best interests of students is to s the complicity compact which is Fortunes Flames a tacitgreement between unmotivated teachers nd immature students that neither "will rigorous make demands on the other or hold each other to "rigorous make demands on the other or hold each other to expectations Young Celli 2013 Rather school institution nd the members of that school community must be models of integrity nd good citizenship for students to recognize nd incorporate into their lives the values of cting on one s moral beliefs nd the characteristics of self sacrifice in the service of others Sizer Sizer 2000 This model of good citizenship is referred to in the text s moral order nd can be witnessed by students on two levels Sizer Sizer 2000 When the moral order is witnessed the first level is with the individuals that make up the school community nd the second is observing the practices of the institution Sizer Sizer 2000 Students witness nd participate in the moral order when they observe opportunities designed to Claiming Her allow them to grapple with the complexities of moral uestions thatre ssociated with personal or cultural values Sizer Sizer 2000 For example students become ware of the struggles ssociated with the moral order when community dults take the udacious nd vulnerable step of modeling loud their own struggle living principled nd constructive life in complex society that is Murder Go Round associated with good citizenship Sizer Sizer 2000 Modeling positive social skills can bechieved with simple How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis acts of humility or kindness suchs when the teacher offers Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential a sincerepology when wrong lifts up community member for praise or speaks out gainst some form of injustice such Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 as bullying or excluding some members of the community by others Sizer Sizer 2000 By being madeware that the moral order reuires struggle by The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) all members of the community students learn this reuirement of good citizenship Sizer Sizer 2000 This moral order is not imposed on the school community rather it is voluntary commitment to the norms values Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 and expected behaviorsssociated with the school s culture Sizer Sizer 2000 A healthy school culture values inclusion physical nd emotional safety nd Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child an environment dedicated tocademic success The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 and to the personal growth of the members of its community Sizer Sizer 2000 Likewise the moral order of school institution instills Of Mice and Men a sense of euilibrium within the school community Sizer Sizer 2000 This euilibrium provides balance between community nd individualism which drives young people to recognize how to be true to oneself while fulfilling the obligations ssociated with being member of community Sizer Sizer 2000 The transformative processes of education that is recognized when students become engaged scholars nd responsible citizens Sizer nd Sizer rgue develop in n environment with I Was Anastasia activities that offer engaging challenges that inspire youths to take responsibility fornd ownership of their education Sizer Sizer 2000 Examples of these Choice of the Cat activities may include collaborative production of textsnalysis of Three Cups of Deceit academic texts research based on original or first hand sources science projects or the production of multimodal resources suchs videos websites or Prezi presentations Sizer Sizer 2000 The Sparrow Road activities under the carend constructive prodding of A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston adults promote independencend initiative in students Sizer Sizer 2000 This type of independence nd initiative is known s gency which is defined s the thoughts Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World andctions taken by people that express their individual power Cole 2014 Sizer The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors and Sizer recognize that by focusing on the development of independence From their school's routinesnd rituals especially Yoga: The Art of Adjusting about matters of character They convince us oncegain of. ,
Nd initiative in students teachers promote imagination inuisitiveness nd skepticism ualities not often valued by state curriculum frameworks or standardized tests Sizer Sizer 2000 Academic priorities shift from ualities not often valued by state curriculum frameworks or standardized tests Sizer Sizer 2000 Academic priorities shift from overview of many curriculum topics through teacher presentation to thoughtful consideration nd deeper understanding of The Neural Basis of Free Will a few core principles recognized by students throughctive inuiry nd ctivity guided nd supported by classroom teachers Sizer Sizer 2000 Professional ReflectionApplication Having had the opportunity to teach t math institute for Sizer Essential School in Fitchburg Massachusetts I have long wanted to read books written by Theodore Sizer Both the experience of teaching Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, at the Essential Schoolnd of reading The Students Past Destinies are Watching Schoolsnd the Moral Contract produced Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 a reflective sense of respect for the idealsnd goals of the Sizers I summarize the Sizer If Wishes Were Horses approachs teachers being facilitators of student education through summative projects of the students own initiative choosing nd design in which fewer topics per subject re
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however those topics re to deeper level than in the typical classroom Further my experiences teaching in Tanzania China nd in the urban public school system of Springfield Massachusetts make me uestion how universally pplicable the Sizer pproach is Based on my overall experience the Sizer pproach ssumes that students have n mount of privilege social nd Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day academic preparednesss well A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 as both independencend initiative that not ll students have yet developed Just s students re keen observers of school culture nd will learn to reflect the ethical underpinnings of school culture they have lready been observing The Unspeakable Mind and modeling culturalspects of their family life ethnic heritage religious faith nd social interactions These fundamental influences in lives of students prior to nd during their formal education may not value favor or instill the type of social Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought andcademic preparedness or the social Murder at Beechwood agency that the Sizerpproach relies on As Sizer nd Sizer point out there is difficult balance between the needs of student gency nd the institutional structure imbedded within classrooms nd the school community Sizer Sizer 2000 For some students the Sizer pproach can generate internal conflict with the ideals expectations Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space and level of initiativend freedom that the Sizer Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) approach intends to cultivate Certainly one of the goals of schooling should be to facilitate the development of individualnd collective Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, agency for students Sizer Sizer 2000 The point is not that internal conflict is bad for students but rather the Sizerpproach may produce conflicts for some students which must be thoughtfully Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil addressednd prepared for by teachers who plan to use Sizer pproach Sizer Sizer 2000 A must read for ll middle nd high school teachers I had to read this for Alien: Sea of Sorrows a Library Youth Services course I found it very hard to get throughnd I didn t find the discussion very enlightening It seemed mostly obvious Journey Of Fate and geared towards high school students instead of youtheducation in This book is very helpful for first year teachers This book had good intentions with the content but I found it drynd hard to get through I did enjoy the discussions over grappling Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation and I think that will be helpful in my teaching but overall it was uite boring I had to push myself to pick it back up If you work inn Education related field you really should read this book The Sizers do us Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. a great service by laying out the realities of human learning through exposure to other people through dealing with conflictnd through the daily navigation of life Learning is not ll bout curriculum Holding Up the Universe and planning Learning islso bout environment culture nd intentional relationship management This book reminded me that we should never underestimate the complexity of ANYONE s situation regardless of grade Satellite age level ofchievement etc We Blank Darkness arell figuring life out s we go. What we may have forgotten that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate belief in their student. .

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