Focus: elevating the essentials to radically improve student learning

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By Mike Schmoker
ASCD, 2018, 310 p. 2nd ed.

Outlines actions considered essential to make dramatic improvements in schools and student learning. Argues that a focus on evidence-based practices, coherent curricula, sound lessons, and literacy in every discipline are the basis for successful reform initiatives. Discusses simple, clear curricula for English, social studies, science, and maths and proposes effective teaching strategies for each subject area.

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