A substantial body of research has shown that academic engagement is an essential ingredient in producing higher levels of student achievement. Making Learning REAL
provides invaluable insights into how teachers can build strong relationships with students through strategies that are intellectually rigorous and tap into the intrinsic desire all students have to learn. This is a powerful and effective guide for teachers who want to make a difference. --Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Executive Director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University
About the Author
Carol is a national leader in integrating principles of prevention, personalization, and youth development into everyday practices and structures for secondary schools. Carol has taught students at all grade levels and in 1973 co-founded a small urban secondary school in St. Louis. She has served on education faculties at University of Missouri, and National-Louis, Lesley, and Washington Universities. Facilitating healthy development and academic success for every student has been at the heart of her work with ESR. She has supported principals, leadership teams, and faculty in their efforts to personalize learning in large and small schools, create more coherent systems of discipline and student support, and develop effective teaming and professional learning communities. She is the author of many books, including Partners in Learning about best practices in secondary classrooms, the bestselling resource The Advisory Guide on planning and implementing student advisory programs in secondary schools, and Conflict Resolution in the High School.