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Going public : priorities and practice at the Manhattan New School /
Shelley Harwayne.
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Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c1999.
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xxiii, 338 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0325001758
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Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c1999.
isbn
0325001758
catalogue key
3590108
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Shelley Harwayne has been affiliated with the New York City public schools for more than thirty years as a teacher, staff developer, codirector of the Teachers College Writing Project, and currently as principal of the Manhattan New School.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'œ[This book] is irresistible. . . . I just wish I had put all of Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley. How ever did you find the time-to create the school itself and write so wonderfully about it?'' Deborah Meier Author of The Power of Their Ideas
"[This book] is irresistible. . . . I just wish I had put all of Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley. How ever did you find the time-to create the school itself and write so wonderfully about it?"- Deborah Meier Author of The Power of Their Ideas
"[This book] is irresistible. . . . I just wish I had put all of Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley. How ever did you find the time-to create the school itself and write so wonderfully about it?"-Deborah Meier Author of The Power of Their Ideas
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Long Description
[This book] is irresistible. . . . I just wish I had put all of Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley. How ever did you find the time-to create the school itself and write so wonderfully about it? - Deborah Meier Author of The Power of Their Ideas "With wide readership, this book could change the education of a nation, let alone the lives of the children who attend MNS." Mem Fox, Author of Radical Reflections and Possum Magic"I've visited this unique school six times....At last the book is here and is must reading for every administrator, teacher, parent, and all who care about public education." Donald H. Graves, Author of A Fresh Look at Writing"Shelley is the most gifted educator I know....She and her colleagues transformed the institution of public school into a schoolhouse and created a culture of trust, respect, character, rigor, common vision, and love....As I read I took notes nonstop about things I want to do, try, and get tomorrow." Nancie Atwell, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Author of In the Middle"This is not a book about ideas alone, but about all the nitty-gritty details....It's irresistible....I just wish I had put all Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley." Deborah Meier, Principal, Mission Hill School, Author of The Power of Their Ideas"{Shelley} celebrates the possibilities for living and loving life in a public school." Regie Routman, Teacher and writer, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Author of Conversations"Read it and discover what deeply intelligent, rigorous education can be, should be, and must be for all children." Anthony Alvarado, Chancellor of Instruction, San Diego City Schools"Going Public is the most important book on education and schooling that I've read in quite a while...It can inspire all teachers and should be required reading for all principals and superintendents." David B. Sherman, Vice-President, United Federation of TeachersHow do you create a public school, for a diverse population of children, that is rigorous, nurturing, joyfully literate, and successful by many standards? At the Manhattan New School, Shelley Harwayne has accomplished all this and more. In Going Public, she reveals what happens when she, a literacy expert, accepted the role of principal at a New York City public school and attempted to live up to the words, "Practice what you preach."Brimming with practical advice, each chapter clearly identifies top priorities of the Manhattan New School community, as well as those practices that have enabled staff and family members to turn their dreams into a reality. You'll learn more about schoolhouse basics such as creating a nurturing social tone, selecting new teachers, developing curriculum, creating assessment tools, meeting standards, and providing worthwhile professional development. You'll also discover helpful advice on some surprising topics: creating bulletin boards that teach, learning students' names, keeping up with housekeeping, and inventing new ways to reach out to parents.Going Public is a resource that you'll refer to again and again. "Reader's Guides" highlight the priorities and practices contained in every chapter. There are also bulleted lists of important ideas and suggestions, actual letters on a wide range of topics, and illustrative student work. The appendix alone contains dozens of useful and easily reproduced artifacts,
Long Description
"With wide readership, this book could change the education of a nation, let alone the lives of the children who attend MNS." -Mem Fox, Author of Radical Reflectionsand Possum Magic "I've visited this unique school six times....At last the book is here and is must reading for every administrator, teacher, parent, and all who care about public education." -Donald H. Graves, Author of A Fresh Look at Writing "Shelley is the most gifted educator I know....She and her colleagues transformed the institution of public school into a schoolhouseand created a culture of trust, respect, character, rigor, common vision, and love....As I read I took notes nonstop about things I want to do, try, and get tomorrow." -Nancie Atwell, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Author of In the Middle "This is not a book about ideas alone, but about all the nitty-gritty details....It's irresistible....I just wish I had put all Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley." -Deborah Meier, Principal, Mission Hill School, Author of The Power of Their Ideas "[Shelley] celebrates the possibilities for living and loving life in a public school." -Regie Routman, Teacher and writer, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Author of Conversations "Read it and discover what deeply intelligent, rigorous education can be, should be, and must be for all children." -Anthony Alvarado, Chancellor of Instruction, San Diego City Schools "Going Public is the most important book on education and schooling that I've read in quite a while...It can inspire all teachers and should be required reading for all principals and superintendents." -David B. Sherman, Vice-President, United Federation of Teachers How do you create a public school, for a diverse population of children, that is rigorous, nurturing, joyfully literate, and successful by many standards? At the Manhattan New School, Shelley Harwayne has accomplished all this and more. In Going Public, she reveals what happens when she, a literacy expert, accepted the role of principal at a New York City public school and attempted to live up to the words, "Practice what you preach." Brimming with practical advice, each chapter clearly identifies top priorities of the Manhattan New School community, as well as those practices that have enabled staff and family members to turn their dreams into a reality. You'll learn more about schoolhouse basics such as creating a nurturing social tone, selecting new teachers, developing curriculum, creating assessment tools, meeting standards, and providing worthwhile professional development. You'll also discover helpful advice on some surprising topics: creating bulletin boards that teach, learning students' names, keeping up with housekeeping, and inventing new ways to reach out to parents. Going Publicis a resource that you'll refer to again and again. "Reader's Guides" highlight the priorities and practices contained in every chapter. There are also bulleted lists of important ideas and suggestions, actual letters on a wide range of topics, and illustrative student work. The appendix alone contains dozens of useful and easily reproduced artifacts, including staff meeting conversation starters, interview questions for prospective teachers, and bibliographies of books for children and adults. Teachers, administrators, parents, and staff developers will find Going Publican invaluable guide to creating a school committed to the very best public education has to offer.
Main Description
Teachers, administrators, parents, and staff developers will find Going Public an invaluable guide to creating a school committed to the very best public education has to offer.
Main Description
Recommended by the Ontario Ministry of Education Grades K-5 How do you create a public school, for a diverse population of children, that is rigorous, nurturing, joyfully literate, and successful by many standards? At the Manhattan New School, Shelley Harwayne has accomplished all this and more. In Going Public, she reveals what happens when she, a literacy expert, accepted the role of principal at a New York City public school and attempted to live up to the words, "Practice what you preach." Brimming with practical advice, each chapter clearly identifies top priorities of the Manhattan New School community, as well as those practices that have enabled staff and family members to turn their dreams into a reality. You'll learn more about schoolhouse basics such as creating a nurturing social tone, selecting new teachers, developing curriculum, creating assessment tools, meeting standards, and providing worthwhile professional development. You'll also discover helpful advice on some surprising topics: creating bulletin boards that teach, learning students' names, keeping up with housekeeping, and inventing new ways to reach out to parents. Going Publicis a resource that you'll refer to again and again. "Reader's Guides" highlight the priorities and practices contained in every chapter. There are also bulleted lists of important ideas and suggestions, actual letters on a wide range of topics, and illustrative student work. The appendix alone contains dozens of useful and easily reproduced artifacts, including staff meeting conversation starters, interview questions for prospective teachers, and bibliographies of books for children and adults. Teachers, administrators, parents, and staff developers will find Going Publican invaluable guide to creating a school committed to the very best public education has to offer.
Long Description
"With wide readership, this book could change the education of a nation, let alone the lives of the children who attend MNS." -Mem Fox, Author of Radical Reflectionsand Possum Magic"I've visited this unique school six times....At last the book is here and is must reading for every administrator, teacher, parent, and all who care about public education." -Donald H. Graves, Author of A Fresh Look at Writing"Shelley is the most gifted educator I know....She and her colleagues transformed the institution of public school into a schoolhouseand created a culture of trust, respect, character, rigor, common vision, and love....As I read I took notes nonstop about things I want to do, try, and get tomorrow." -Nancie Atwell, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Author of In the Middle"This is not a book about ideas alone, but about all the nitty-gritty details....It's irresistible....I just wish I had put all Shelley's ideas into practice yesterday. Thank you, thank you, Shelley." -Deborah Meier, Principal, Mission Hill School, Author of The Power of Their Ideas"[Shelley] celebrates the possibilities for living and loving life in a public school." -Regie Routman, Teacher and writer, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Author of Conversations"Read it and discover what deeply intelligent, rigorous education can be, should be, and must be for all children." -Anthony Alvarado, Chancellor of Instruction, San Diego City Schools"Going Public is the most important book on education and schooling that I've read in quite a while...It can inspire all teachers and should be required reading for all principals and superintendents." -David B. Sherman, Vice-President, United Federation of TeachersHow do you create a public school, for a diverse population of children, that is rigorous, nurturing, joyfully literate, and successful by many standards? At the Manhattan New School, Shelley Harwayne has accomplished all this and more. In Going Public, she reveals what happens when she, a literacy expert, accepted the role of principal at a New York City public school and attempted to live up to the words, "Practice what you preach."Brimming with practical advice, each chapter clearly identifies top priorities of the Manhattan New School community, as well as those practices that have enabled staff and family members to turn their dreams into a reality. You'll learn more about schoolhouse basics such as creating a nurturing social tone, selecting new teachers, developing curriculum, creating assessment tools, meeting standards, and providing worthwhile professional development. You'll also discover helpful advice on some surprising topics: creating bulletin boards that teach, learning students' names, keeping up with housekeeping, and inventing new ways to reach out to parents.Going Publicis a resource that you'll refer to again and again. "Reader's Guides" highlight the priorities and practices contained in every chapter. There are also bulleted lists of important ideas and suggestions, actual letters on a wide range of topics, and illustrative student work. The appendix alone contains dozens of useful and easily reproduced artifacts, including staff meeting conversation starters, interview questions for prospective teachers, and bibliographies of books for children and adults.Teachers, administrators, parents, and staff developers will find Going Publican invaluable guide to creating a school committed to the very best public education has to offer.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xxi
Sharing the Secrets of Our Successp. 1
Tackling Problemsp. 3
Guidelines for Successful School Administrationp. 4
Rethinking the Role of Principalp. 19
The Changing Face of School Administratorsp. 21
The Wearer of Many Hatsp. 22
The Roles Not Mentionedp. 67
Inevitable Obstaclesp. 68
The Role of Principal Rethoughtp. 73
Honoring Teachersp. 77
What Teachers Needp. 79
Making the Social Tone Top Priorityp. 101
A Spirit of Generosityp. 103
Curriculum of Caringp. 106
Schoolwide Strategies to Create a Caring Social Tonep. 107
Watching Our Languagep. 122
Valuing Literature as a Humanizing Toolp. 125
Gift-Giving and the Gracious Invitationp. 128
Hearty Laughterp. 134
Multigrade Momentsp. 142
Celebrationsp. 145
The Importance of a Supportive Social Tonep. 150
Reaching Out to Familiesp. 153
Extending the Gracious Invitationp. 156
Structures for Family Involvementp. 156
Educating Parents About Alternative Approaches to Teaching and Learningp. 163
Daytime Structures for Family Educationp. 165
Evening Structures for Family Educationp. 170
Engaging Techniques for Family Involvementp. 178
Send Worthwhile Stuff Homep. 179
Putting Parents to Workp. 184
Getting More Parents Involvedp. 194
Talking Curriculum and Assessmentp. 199
Attitudes and Beliefs that Guide Curriculum Choicesp. 201
The Importance of Adequate Timep. 210
The Principal's Role in Curriculump. 212
Concerns About Assessment and Standardsp. 225
The Standards Movementp. 232
Continuing Conversations About Assessmentp. 234
Appreciating How Much We've Grownp. 235
Turning Schools Into Centers for Professional Studyp. 239
The Language of Professional Developmentp. 241
Professional Development as a Decision-Making Guidep. 243
School Structures That Support Teachers' Learningp. 246
Having High Standards for Staff Developmentp. 248
The Art of Staff Developmentp. 250
Nurturing Staff Developersp. 256
Making Time for Teacher Studyp. 257
Taking Care of Our Literacyp. 258
Unexpected Professional Growthp. 260
Meeting the Needs of First-Year Teachersp. 261
Inviting Student Teachers into the Professional Communityp. 262
Signs of a Professionally Alive Communityp. 263
Visiting Educatorsp. 264
The Importance of Having Staff Development Prioritiesp. 270
Sing About It!p. 273
Challenging Negative Imagesp. 276
Raising Our Voicesp. 278
Saying Thank Youp. 281
Appendicesp. 287
Daily Logp. 289
Interviewing Questionnairep. 290
Interested in Making Your School More Beautiful?p. 291
Does Your School Need a Housekeeping Conversation?p. 292
Students' Sense of Teacher's Prioritiesp. 293
How Well Do You Know Your Colleagues?p. 294
What Do Teachers Need?p. 295
Additional Formal Teacher Observationsp. 296
Rethinking School's Social Tonep. 298
Promoting Multigrade Momentsp. 299
What You'd Like Them to Understand About ...p. 300
Manhattan New School Newsletter: Summer and Autumn Wishlistp. 303
Handwriting Letter to Familiesp. 305
Letter to Families About Children's Work Habitsp. 306
Classroom Newsletterp. 307
A Few Poems from Poetry Folder for Parentsp. 308
PTA Donation Letterp. 309
Be a Buddy to a New MNS Family!!p. 310
Content Area Surveyp. 311
Status of the Staff Colleague Letterp. 312
Yearly Schoolwide Portfolio Tasksp. 313
Quotes to Ponder at Staff Get-Togethersp. 314
Reader Response Sheet: What Really Mattersp. 316
Learning to Say Difficult Things in Acceptable Waysp. 317
Bibliography of Book Club Choicesp. 318
Letter to Student Teachersp. 320
Response Letter to Visitor Requestsp. 321
Visitor Return Formp. 322
Background Materials About Our Schoolp. 323
Things We're Working on Worksheetsp. 325
Referencesp. 329
Indexp. 331
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