February 2012 . Volume 69. Number 5
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10 Standards vs. Customization:
Finding the Balance
As educators implement rival values,
will they find the middle way?
16 Teaching to What Students
Have in Common
Daniel Willingham and David Daniel
Why effective teachers pay attention to the
ways in which all students are the same.
22 Preparing Students
to Learn Without Us
Technology leverages students’ curiosity
to learn whatever whenever.
28 Teach Up for Excellence
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Edwin Lou Javius
Seven principles for creating classrooms that
give students equal access to excellence.
34 Helping Gifted Learners Soar
How to optimize the potential of those students
who master material quickly.
41 Clustered for Success
Dina Brulles and Susan Winebrenner
Cluster groups allow students to work with
peers as well as contribute to the whole class.
48 All Students Are Artists
Arts education provides a model for continual
pursuit of improvement.
52 Planning for Personalization
William Powell and Ochan Kusuma-Powell
Here’s how to shift from teaching facts to
teaching concepts in a standards-based
56 Data, Our GPS
Rich Smith, Marcus Johnson,
and Karen D. Thompson
A district needed to find out where their
students were before it could get somewhere.
60 Invested in Inquiry
John H. Clarke
From firefighting to boat building to
rock-band management, Pathway students
choose projects that expand interests
and sharpen skills.