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Title "The coolest school in America" : how small learning communities are changing everything / edited by Doug Thomas, Walter Enloe, Ron Newell
Published Lanham, Md. : ScarecrowEducation, 2005


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Description ix, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Little did we know / Doug Thomas -- Putting ideas to work / Doug Thomas -- Student ownership : teacher ownership / Ron Newell -- The EdVisions Project approach : facilitating student choice / Ron Newell -- Building learning community : the conscious pursuit of an idea / Walter Enloe -- Democratic circles / Darrol Bussler -- Experiential learning : why project-based learning works / Scott Wurdinger -- Teaching excellence through place-based projects / James Lewicki -- Some results of the learning communities -- MNCS graduates : telling lived stories / Peg Lonngquist, Vivian Johnson, and Walter Enloe -- Constituting a democratic learning community : the Avalon experience / Carrie Bakken and Andrea Martin, with Caitlin Rude -- Why are these schools cool? : voices of the students and parents / Ron Newell
Summary "Imagine a school with no classrooms, bells, or textbooks where students work at their own pace, are not graded, and can decide what to study. Have you ever heard of a school where teachers are responsible for the learning program, hiring and retention of personnel, and success of the school? "The Coolest School in America": How Small Learning Communities Are Changing Everything describes the creation and development of learning communities that are changing the conversation about what schools can be and do."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Minnesota New Country School (Henderson, Minn.) -- Case studies.
Education -- Minnesota -- Henderson -- Experimental methods -- Case studies
Charter schools -- Minnesota -- Henderson -- Planning -- Case studies.
Project method in teaching -- Minnesota -- Henderson -- Case studies.
Individualized instruction -- Minnesota -- Henderson -- Case studies.
Education, Secondary -- Minnesota -- Henderson -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Enloe, Walter, 1949-
Newell, Ronald J.
Thomas, Doug, 1952-
LC no. 2004014504
ISBN 1578861861 paperback alkaline paper