The Self-Organizing School provides ground-breaking insights and guidance about how schools can fulfill their aspirations for quality and productivity in learning and teaching. The book describes a comprehensive decade long school design process and effort that improves teaching quality and student outcomes. The practical guidance and examples employed throughout the book are supported by one of the most extensive longitudinal studies of a school reform process, including data from over 1600 classroom observations, 12,000 student evaluations and research studies of school change, technology use, student achievement, collaboration, and teacher effectiveness.
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Chapter 1 - A Reset for School Reform and Improvement
Chapter 2 - Theory
Chapter 3 - Simple Rules: Committing to Quality
Chapter 4 - Embedded Design
Chapter 5 - Emergent Feedback
Chapter 6 - Similarity at Scale: Students in the SOS
Chapter 7 - Dispersed Control Through Collaboration
Chapter 8 - Educational Technology for Reform and Improvement
Chapter 9 - Organizational Design, Leadership, and Agency
Chapter 10 - Implementation: The Harsh Realities of Getting to Scale
Chapter 11 - Takeaways and Conclusions