Student-Centered Learning

Student-Centered Learning Nine Classrooms in Action

Edited by Bill Nave
paper, 272 Pages
Pub. Date: August 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-821-4
Price: $34.00

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What does student-centered learning look like in real-life classrooms? In this collection, educator Bill Nave and nine award-winning K–12 teachers tell the story of how and why they changed their teaching and redesigned their classrooms in order to “reach every child.” 


The teachers who speak from these pages bring the reader into the kinds of classrooms we hope to create for all students. They show that student-centered practice requires deep knowledge of the subject to be taught, a repertoire of instructional approaches, the ability to respond when one approach is not working, and the trust of their students. Student-Centered Learning is an inspiration and celebration of good practice. — Sharon P. Robinson, president and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Student-Centered Learning offers inspiring and practical ideas for redesigning instruction that puts the needs and interests of students first. Written by exemplary teachers who share their struggles and joys in creating student-centered classrooms, it is a must-read for all people preparing to teach, and for experienced teachers who are looking for a way to revitalize their practice and motivate students. — Therese A. Dozier, director, Center for Teacher Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Education

Student-Centered Learning is a deeply needed and timely work that takes us inside the classrooms of outstanding teachers. These educators share insightful strategies for making learning focused on individual needs. This book should be essential reading for every beginning educator, educator preparer, and educators seeking to grow their practice. — Katherine Bassett, executive director and CEO, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and New Jersey State Teacher of the Year 2000

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About the Editor

Bill Nave, EdD, is a program evaluation and research consultant living in Winthrop, Maine. From 1968 to 1993, he taught science to students in New York and Maine in grades 6 through 12 and created programs for at-risk students and high school dropouts. He was selected as Maine’s 1990 Teacher of the Year, was a finalist for National Teacher of the Year, and received a Milken Educator Award for his work in the River Valley School for dropouts. Since completing his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2000, he has conducted program evaluations of teacher professional development programs and curriculum development programs, among others, with a primary focus on science and math programs.

Table of Contents


Interview with Author

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