A Culture of Quality

A Reflection on Practice

Created By

EL Education

  • Author

    Ron Berger

  • Topic

    • Academic Achievement
    • Arts Integration
    • Character Education
    • Project-Based Learning
    • School Culture
    • Student Work

    Type

    Books

    Grade Level

    "We still underestimate the capacity of our students and teacher and focus on 'fixing' individuals rather than building communities that bring out the best in everyone."

    -Ron Berger, from the Preface to A Culture of Quality

    In A Culture of Quality, Ron Berger writes about the importance of comprehensive school culture in effective schools that shepherd students to success. This slim book is frequently used as a common read to provide inspiration and provocation to school communities. A Culture of Quality highlights a focus on high-quality student work as an essential tool for improving teaching and learning. You can see hundreds of models of high-quality student work at Models of Excellence: The Center for High-Quality Student Work

    Created By

    EL Education

  • Author

    Ron Berger

  • Topic

    • Academic Achievement
    • Arts Integration
    • Character Education
    • Project-Based Learning
    • School Culture
    • Student Work

    Type

    Books

    Grade Level

    "We still underestimate the capacity of our students and teacher and focus on 'fixing' individuals rather than building communities that bring out the best in everyone."

    -Ron Berger, from the Preface to A Culture of Quality

    In A Culture of Quality, Ron Berger writes about the importance of comprehensive school culture in effective schools that shepherd students to success. This slim book is frequently used as a common read to provide inspiration and provocation to school communities. A Culture of Quality highlights a focus on high-quality student work as an essential tool for improving teaching and learning. You can see hundreds of models of high-quality student work at Models of Excellence: The Center for High-Quality Student Work

    Contents

    Foreword

    by Warren Simmons

    Preface

    School Culture Still Matters

    Introduction

    An Opportunity Arises

    Section One

    The Radon Project

    Section Two

    What Is a Culture of Quality?

    Conclusion

    Adult Work and Children's Eyes

    Foreword

    by Warren Simmons

    Preface

    School Culture Still Matters

    Introduction

    An Opportunity Arises

    Section One

    The Radon Project

    Section Two

    What Is a Culture of Quality?

    Conclusion

    Adult Work and Children's Eyes

    Ron Berger demonstrates the transformational power of models, critique, and descriptive feedback to improve student work. Here he tells the story of Austin's Butterfly. First-grade students at ANSER Charter School in Boise, ID, helped Austin take a scientific illustration of a butterfly through multiple drafts toward a high-quality final product.