Guidance and Resources to Support Teaching and Learning Remotely

Core Practices

A Vision for Improving Schools: Updated in 2018

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Books

IMPORTANT UPDATE RELATED TO COVID-19: 

The EL Education online store is temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of our staff

Luckily, this book—in English and Spanish—can be downloaded in its entirety from this webpage under "Resource Downloads."  

While the store is closed, we can help you make bulk purchases (20 or more) of the English version of this title if you use a purchase order (we cannot accept credit cards while the store is closed). The Spanish version is not yet available in print due to the shutdown of our offices. Once things reopen, it will be available for print and for sale in our online store. In the meantime, it can be downloaded in full. Thank you for your patience.

For bulk purchases or general store questions please contact Emily Pentz at epentz@eleducation.org.


After two years of research and revision informed by EL Education partners, staff, and leaders, we have released a new edition of the Core Practices. This edition, like the two previous editions (2003, 2011), provides a comprehensive overview of the EL Education model, which can be used as a planning and implementation guide for partners implementing all or part of the EL Education model (including literacy partners).

The revisions in this edition amplify and clarify the best practices in EL Education schools around the country, which are enabling more than 4,000 teachers and 50,000 students to achieve more than they thought possible. This revision retains from the previous edition the overall structure of five domains of school life, spanning 37 core practices. Each of those core practices has been updated to reflect new learning (e.g., about literacy) and new research grounded in our Dimensions of Student Achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. 

This book represents 25 years of collaboration with our school partners to describe the ideal school environment. It does not belong on a shelf. It belongs on your desk, marked up with ideas, questions, and aspirations. Copy pages and post them. Read excerpts aloud in meetings. Customize the structures here to fit your classroom and school. Use EL Education's Core Practices to create school-specific tools for observation, reflection, and learning.


Type

Books

IMPORTANT UPDATE RELATED TO COVID-19: 

The EL Education online store is temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of our staff

Luckily, this book—in English and Spanish—can be downloaded in its entirety from this webpage under "Resource Downloads."  

While the store is closed, we can help you make bulk purchases (20 or more) of the English version of this title if you use a purchase order (we cannot accept credit cards while the store is closed). The Spanish version is not yet available in print due to the shutdown of our offices. Once things reopen, it will be available for print and for sale in our online store. In the meantime, it can be downloaded in full. Thank you for your patience.

For bulk purchases or general store questions please contact Emily Pentz at epentz@eleducation.org.


After two years of research and revision informed by EL Education partners, staff, and leaders, we have released a new edition of the Core Practices. This edition, like the two previous editions (2003, 2011), provides a comprehensive overview of the EL Education model, which can be used as a planning and implementation guide for partners implementing all or part of the EL Education model (including literacy partners).

The revisions in this edition amplify and clarify the best practices in EL Education schools around the country, which are enabling more than 4,000 teachers and 50,000 students to achieve more than they thought possible. This revision retains from the previous edition the overall structure of five domains of school life, spanning 37 core practices. Each of those core practices has been updated to reflect new learning (e.g., about literacy) and new research grounded in our Dimensions of Student Achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work. 

This book represents 25 years of collaboration with our school partners to describe the ideal school environment. It does not belong on a shelf. It belongs on your desk, marked up with ideas, questions, and aspirations. Copy pages and post them. Read excerpts aloud in meetings. Customize the structures here to fit your classroom and school. Use EL Education's Core Practices to create school-specific tools for observation, reflection, and learning.


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