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Yong Zhao

Children are born learning machines who want to learn and can organise and manage their own learning. Unfortunately, today children have little choice over what they do in school and how and when they do it. Children prepared in this ‘other-determined’ manner will be poorly equipped to navigate an adult world requiring that they act autonomously and self-direct learning to acquire skills in rapidly changing environments.

In Teaching students to... Details
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By: Yong Zhao

Medical products are required to disclose both their intended outcomes and known side effects. But educational policy and practice carries no such labels. Thus, teachers, school leaders and the public are not told, for example, that “This program helps improve your students' reading scores, but it may make them hate reading forever”, or that “School choice may improve test scores of some students, but it may lead to the collapse of public... Details
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Corwin Impact Leadership 8PK Collection Set :

Featuring 8 Best Selling Leadership Titles for the Corwin Impact Series

System Recall :
Leading for Equity and Excellence in Education
Alma Harris, Michelle S Jones

Collaborative Professionalism :
When Teaching Together Means Learning for All
Andy Hargreaves, Michael T. O'Connor

Reduce Change to Increase Improvement
Viviane Robinson

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Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization

Author - Yong Zhao

With this book, educators, policymakers, parents and others interested in preparing students to be productive global citizens will gain a clear understanding of what kinds of knowledge and skills constitute “digital ompetence” and “global competence”, and what schools can –and must – do to meet the challenges and opportunities brought about by globalisation and ... Details
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World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students

by Yong Zhao

To succeed in the global economy, students need to function as entrepreneurs: resourceful, flexible and creative. Researcher and Professor Yong Zhao unlocks the secrets to cultivating independent thinkers who are willing and able to create jobs and contribute positively to the globalised society. This book shows how teachers, administrators and even parents can:

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Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes

Author: Yong Zhao, Gaoming Zhang, Jing Lei and Wei Qiu

Technology has transformed our lives. Virtually every school and classroom is connected. Why then, has it not transformed education? Consider these five ways educators can begin to optimize classroom technology and rethink its use. See technology as a complement rather than a replacement

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Author - James Bellanca, Michael Fullan, Yong Zhao, Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Arthur Costa, Suzie Boss et al.

Education authorities from around the globe explore deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate students and prepare them for college and careers. Relying on research as well as their own experience, the authors show how to use intensive curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership... Details
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Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children

by Yong Zhao

How do you close the achievement gap? Start by changing the question.

When we use the achievement gap to define success, we shortchange our students. It’s time to recognize that the potential for greatness lies in a unique form within each child—and that the goal of education should be to encourage and develop it. This inspiring manifesto brings in research from... Details