The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education
From Complexity to Simplicity
- Barbara L. McCombs - University of Denver, Human Motivation, Learning, and Development Center, Denver, CO
- Lynda Miller - Private Consultant
Leadership | School Change, Reform, & Restructuring | School Counseling
"The time is right and the need is profound for learner-centered practices in schools. McCombs and Miller describe the tools available and how a school can use them to make substantial changes that increase student performance."
—Jean W. Pierce, Professor of Educational Psychology
Northern Illinois University
A new leadership paradigm for increasing collaboration and boosting achievement!
In today's educational environment, school leaders must find new ways to create a positive school climate for staff and students while helping them meet rigorous testing and accountability requirements.
The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education introduces a transformative leadership model for creating and sustaining a learner-centered school environment. Using core principles of educational psychology, the authors examine how educators can support student growth, development, and achievement by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences. Numerous reflective exercises, assessment tools, and real-life success stories help readers:
- Provide moral leadership for creating school change
- Incorporate learning standards without sacrificing student engagement
- Form learner-centered support groups that utilize networking and technology
- Prepare students for the challenges of global citizenship
- Promote success for diverse populations and marginalized groups
Designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving world, this new leadership paradigm provides school principals, superintendents, and district leaders with the means to engage all members of the educational community in a lifelong process of growth, improvement, and empowerment.
"This book is for any school that promotes book studies for professional development or that is looking for ways to reach the student in a personal manner."
“The time is right and the need is profound for learner-centered practices in schools. McCombs and Miller describe the tools available and how a school can use them to make substantial changes that increase student performance.”