How to Stay Focused on the 3 Essentials of Good Schooling: Get Back on Track With the Proven Priorities in Educating Students


Speaker: Mike Schmoker

$197.00 $97.00 + shipping and handling

SKU: 13511

Webinar Description

Snapshot: In the wilderness of educational innovation and experimentation, Mike Schmoker speaks with a clear voice. Forget about the latest fads and instructional theories and focus on the 3 essential elements of quality education: A coherent curriculum, sound lesson plans and more purposeful reading and writing (authentic literacy) in every discipline.

In this webinar, Mike provides superintendents, principals, curriculum directors and other educators with a clear roadmap for making sure the foundational elements of good schooling are solidly in place. One of his goals is to convince you that every teacher, no matter their subject, should be a committed literacy teacher.

Mike firmly believes this “less is more” philosophy makes it possible for students to learn content at a deeper level, develop greater critical thinking skills, and discover more clearly how content-area concepts affect their lives and the world around them. It also ensures that the quality of a student’s’ education doesn’t vary wildly with the teacher that student happens to get. A great champion of the skillful and focused use of data, Mike will show you how to use simple kinds of data to guide you in entrenching the 3 foundational elements in your school.

Webinar Topics:

  • Why it’s important to reduce and clarify standards
  • How to create user-friendly documents that ensure curriculum coherence
  • How to clarify, simplify and integrate authentic literacy instruction into every subject area
  • Learn to focus on the most essential elements of soundly structured lessons
  • Ensure consistent implementation of lessons


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About the Speaker

Mike Schmoker

Mike Schmoker

is a former school administrator, English teacher and football coach. He has written five books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers and for TIME magazine. He also writes a monthly column for thePhi Delta Kappan. Mike is the author of the best-selling FOCUS: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. His previous bestseller is RESULTS NOW: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning, which was selected as a finalist for “Book of the Year” by the Association of Education Publishers.

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