1. Teach For America Alumni Book Club

      August 30,2013

      Teach For America (TFA) Massachusetts will be collaborating with several partners this year—including Harvard Education Press—for their first-ever book club. The goal is to provide an open forum to exchange diverse ideas and opinions among alumni, corps members, the authors, and others across the education ecosystem.

      Book Club: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

      Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own QuestionsMake Just One Change
      Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana
      Date & Time: Tuesday, October 8, 6:00 p.m.
      Location: UP Academy Dorchester

      Click here for more information and to register.

      About Make Just One Change
      The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one’s own questions is “the single most essential skill for learning”—and one that should be taught to all students.

      They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them.

      About the Authors
      Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana are co-directors of The Right Question Institute (RQI). They have more than twenty years of experience at RQI, designing and implementing innovative, participatory educational programs and curricula. Prior to his work with RQI, Rothstein developed and implemented education programs in Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Israel. Santana is a former advocate for low-income parents and families.

      Forthcoming Book Clubs
      Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success
      Mandy Savitz Romer and Suzanne M. Bouffard
      Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m.
      Location: More Than Words – Boston

      The Allure of Order: High Hopes, Dashed Expectations, and the Troubled Quest to Remake American Schooling
      Jal Mehta
      (Winter/Spring TBD)

      Portraits of Promise: Voices of Successful Immigrant Students
      Michael Sadowski
      (Winter/Spring TBD)
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