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Facilitator's Guide to Failure Is Not an Option®
6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option

Second Edition


November 2012 | 88 pages | Corwin
Aligning theory with practice, chapter-by-chapter activities and discussion questions examine the critical role of a strong learning community in implementing effective school reform, with a focus on BlanksteinÆs six guiding principles:Common mission, vision, values, and goals Systems for prevention and intervention Collaborative teaming for teaching and learning Data-driven decision making and continuous improvement Active engagement from family and community Building sustainable leadership capacity With the FacilitatorÆs Guide to Failure Is NOT an Option™, you can effectively lead others through dialogue, reflection, and application of BlanksteinÆs principles. It is an ideal resource for school principals, district administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers, and perfect for groups of any size-pairs, small workshops, and large seminars.
 
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Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Failure Is Not an Option: 6 Principles for Making Student Success the ONLY Option, Second Edition by Alan M. Blankstein
 
Chapter 1. Why Failure Is Not an Option
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
Resources  
 
Chapter 2. Courageous Leadership for School Success
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
 
Chapter 3. 10 Common Routes to Failure, and How to Avoid Each
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
Resources  
 
Chapter 4. Relational Trust as Foundation for the Learning Community
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
 
Chapter 5. Principle 1: Common Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
Resources  
 
Chapter 6. Principle 2: Ensuring Achievement for All Students?Systems for Prevention and Intervention
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
Resources  
 
Chapter 7. Principle 3: Collaborative Teaming Focused on Teaching for Learning
Chapter Content Review  
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Discussion  
Further Reading  
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Chapter 8. Principle 4: Data-Based Decision Making for Continuous Improvement
Chapter Content Review  
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Discussion  
Further Reading  
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Chapter 9. Principle 5: Gaining Active Engagement From Family and Community by Alan M. Blankstein and Pedro A. Noguera
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
 
Chapter 10. Principle 6: Building Sustainable Leadership Capacity by Alan M. Blankstein with Andy Hargreaves and Dean Fink
Chapter Content Review  
Activities  
Discussion  
Further Reading  
 
Wrap Up Your Reading With Reflection
 
Resources
Resource 1. FNO Snapshot Rubric for Educational Leaders  
Resource 2. FNO Student-Success Model and Critical-Success Factors  
Resource 3. Williamston Zoomerang Survey: Tying Professional Development to Results  
Resource 4. FNO Tuning Protocol  
Resource 5. Williamston Graphic Organizer and Rubric for Writing  
Resource 6. Williamston Professional Development Agenda  
Resource 7. Strategies for Making Time  
Resource 8. Self-Assessment  
Resource 9. Strategies for Dealing With Resistance  
Resource 10. Running River Elementary School Mission Statement  
Resource 11. Development Process for Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals  
Resource 12. Worksheet for Developing a School Improvement Plan  
Resource 13. Pyramid of Support at Coyote Ridge Elementary School  
Resource 14. Developing a System of Prevention and Intervention  
Resource 15. Instructional Learning Walks  
Resource 16. Checklist for Using Diagnostic (Preteaching) Assessments  
Resource 17. Checklist for Using Formative Assessments  
Resource 18. Checklist for Using Summative Assessments  
 
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Alan M. Blankstein

Award-winning author and educational leader, Alan Blankstein served for 25 years as President of the HOPE Foundation, which he founded and whose honorary chair is Nobel Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A former “high-risk” youth, Alan began his career in education as a music teacher. He worked for Phi Delta Kappa, March of Dimes, and Solution Tree, which he founded in 1987 and directed for 12 years while launching Professional Learning Communities beginning in the late 1980s. He is the author of the best-selling book Failure Is Not an Option®: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools,... More About Author

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