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Guilford High School

ROCKFORD, IL – Erik Czerwin, an English Language Arts teacher and chess coach at Guilford High School, is using The Art of Learning in a book club with the students on his chess team.  As the program progresses, he plans to have the students who have already read the book and experienced the “lit circle” …

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Stonehurst Hills Elementary School

UPPER DARBY, PA – Carole Peterson, the reading specialist at Stonehurst Hills Elementary School, is organizing a book discussion group with 45 of her fellow teachers. The teachers will meet over the course of several weeks to discuss the principles of The Art of Learning and present ideas in a collaborative setting on how to …

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GARLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

GARLAND, TX- The mission of the Garland Independent School District, which incorporates 72 schools and over 58,000 students, is to create a learning environment that fosters and promotes critical thinkers who are prepared mentally, physically, and emotionally to be active participants in the 21st century.  Gifted and Talented Coordinator Linda Phemister is conducting a book …

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Westhills Elementary School

BESSEMER, AL- At the Westhills Elementary School, the mission is to produce responsible, self-motivated students with the skills and attitudes necessary for success as life-long learners.  Gifted Specialist and AP Coordinator Jo Dale is utilizing The Art of Learning through a four-step process. 1. Professional staff (classroom and resource/specialist teachers, counselor, and principal) are reading …

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BROCK BRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

LAUREL, MD-Brock Bridge Elementary School aims to close the achievement gap for all learners and to prepare them for a culturally diverse and technologically oriented society.  Fourth-grade teacher, Eileen McArdle, is using the information in The Art of Learning to support the school’s mission of motivating students to be “responsible, independent and self-motivated learners”.  She …

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Union Ridge School

HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL The principal of this early childhood through 8th-grade school, Michael Maguire, supports an important aspect of The Art of Learning Project’s core mission, namely, that students and teachers should not be programmed to believe that test scores define the ability to teach and learn. Michael is placing the book on his staff’s …

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