The most important work in education occurs in schools and, more specifically, in classrooms. In his new book Reclaiming the Classroom: How America’s Teachers Lost Control of Education and How They Can Get It Back Trenton Goble connects with readers through sharing candid and powerful stories of his own time teaching and leading schools as a principal.
The book clearly written by an educator for educators shares history, advice and the path forward so that teachers can regain the autonomy, mastery, and purpose that made this profession so powerful. Goble’s 20-year career has included the role of teacher, principal, and district administrator. Goble also co-founded MasteryConnect, a formative assessment platform that informs student learning in real time.
Goble not only advocates for the improved role of a teacher, but has powerful thoughts on the role of principals and school administrators. He urges principals to be present, not just supportive, to create a culture of community and cooperation in a school.
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