Praise for the first edition:
"Through the metaphor of a classroom as theater, Solomon assists readers in many vital areas that support creative standards-based classrooms: the organization of students; allocation of time, space, and place; use of materials and technology; participant roles; teacher structured activities; and student achievement measurers. The Curriculum Bridge is an exceptional "how to" resource for practicing educators and a supplemental text and reference for undergraduate or graduate students."
—CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Become a teacher-engineer and build a bright future for our nation’s youth!
State and federal legislation. High-stakes standards-based tests. Media reporting. Parent input. Public opinion. Teachers must build bridges between all of these realities and the importance of their classroom curriculum. This critically acclaimed resource helps educators and administrators respond to the needs of their students while keeping their focus on critical issues of accountability for the future of their students.
Now in its second edition, The Curriculum Bridge shares the journey of three teachers exploring current issues in education while discovering the facts about how children learn. Through their stories, Pearl Solomon provides concrete explanations of essential frameworks for curriculum, standards, and legislation—all of which affect what teachers teach.
Drawing on her experiences as an educator, school director, consultant, and speaker, Solomon examines:The current history of education legislation How outside influences impact educational purpose How educators can design curriculum that links learning and standards How educators, administrators, and legislators can best assess student learning The importance of professional development for educators
Understanding the impact of influences such as media support and politics on educational reform is imperative to building a strong future for the students of today—and tomorrow....Continua