How to Create the Conditions for Learning

How to Create the Conditions for Learning Continuous Improvement in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts

Ann Jaquith
paper, 232 Pages
Pub. Date: September 2017
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-082-5
Price: $33.00

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How to Create the Conditions for Learning shows how the conditions for continuously improving instruction can be created at every level—from the classroom to the school to the central office.


Ann Jaquith’s instructional capacity building framework has taken our district to a deeper level of implementation, guiding how we create conditions of learning for teachers, principals, and district staff so they can in turn create optimal conditions for learning for students. — Diann Kitamura, superintendent, Santa Rosa City Schools

Drawing on real-life examples, this insightful book provides richly detailed and specific strategies for teachers, principals, superintendents (even researchers) concerned with improving learning opportunities for students and staff in any school. — Leslie Santee Siskin, research professor, New York University Steinhardt

How to Create the Conditions for Learning is essential reading for all educators determined to create and sustain a culture that continuously enriches the working conditions necessary to support efforts to improve teaching and learning. — Marcia G. Trott, Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program administrator, California Department of Education

Ann Jaquith’s framework for instructional capacity building is at once theoretically sound and immensely practical and will help leaders identify and use an array of resources for instructional improvement. A terrific book for everyone concerned with improving instruction. — Pam Grossman, dean, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

This book would be particularly useful for research-practice partnership teams. Stakeholders in these teams may benefit from reading the book as they build their relationship in order to consider benefits and barriers of the work and practices that promote instructional capacity building. — Danielle V. Dennis, Teachers College Record

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About the Author

Ann Jaquith is the associate director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE), where she works at the intersection of research, practice, and policy. Ann’s research focuses on understanding the conditions in educational settings in which instructional improvement occurs. She studies school reform efforts and professional development initiatives. Ann received her doctorate from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

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