Good teaching not only supports the intellectual development of adolescents, it nourishes their spirits and touches their hearts. Healthy development, learning, and acheivement go hand in hand. Partners in Learning is an essential tool for helping secondary classroom teachers make this happen. The Partners approach explores how personalizing learning, meeting developmental and cultural needs of diverse learners, and integrating life skills into daily practice result in greater academic success for more students.
Partners in Learning highlights research from the fields of prevention and resiliency, behavioral and learning sciences, youth development, and diversity that supports a secondary school classroom that emphasizes student-centered learning, caring relationships, and high support to meet new learning standards. Includes hundreds of tangible and classroom-tested tools, strategies, and routines that students say make a positive difference in their motivation to learn and succeed. The guide also includes sections on classroom discipline and management, as well as a day-by-day plan for the first month of class.