Time for Action: Stop Teaching to the Test and Start Teaching Skills by Scott D. WurdingerTime for Action: Stop Teaching to the Test and Start Teaching Skills by Scott D. Wurdinger

Time for Action: Stop Teaching to the Test and Start Teaching Skills

byScott D. Wurdinger

Paperback | November 30, 2011

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This book should be read by anyone concerned about the future of education in the U.S. It was written for students, parents, educators, administrators, and policy makers because it will require effort from all these individuals to create meaningful change in the education system. This book discusses why the education system needs to change now, and provides practical examples of teaching approaches, school models, and assessment systems that can move the education system forward in the right direction. Students deserve an education that teaches them how to solve challenging problems and inspires them to become life long learners. Read this book and then go out and implement these ideas.
Scott Wurdinger is a professor of experiential education and leadership studies at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. He has taught all age students in traditional and non-traditional settings and has been teaching in higher education for the past 22 years. He serves as a cadre expert for Innovative Quality Schools and i...
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Title:Time for Action: Stop Teaching to the Test and Start Teaching SkillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.13 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:November 30, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610486617

ISBN - 13:9781610486613

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Table of Contents

ContentsPrefaceChapter One: Time For ActionChapter Two: Stop High Stakes Standardized Testing and Teaching to the TestChapter Three: Moving From Memorization to Life SkillsChapter Four: Skills, Benchmarks, and AssessmentsChapter Five: Preparing Educators for New School ModelsChapter Six: Final ThoughtsReferences

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This is a polemic in the best sense of that word. Scott Wurdinger has produced a book full of compelling arguments against the current 'teach to the test' mentality. Accessible and entertaining it is sure to provoke energetic debate.