THE MAPLEWOOD STORY

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1 A conversation at the bakery

2 The plan

3 In the principal's office

4 On tour

5 Lesson plans

6 Preparing for the orientation

7 Orientation: Getting started

8 Orientation continued: Keynote address

9 Workshop puzzlement

10 Post-workshop reflections

11 Preparing for the first day of class

12 A plan for the first day

13 Open house issues

14 Getting to know your students

15 Questions about getting to know your students

16 The unmotivated student

17 Address given at the school board retreat

18 Leadership issues

19 Grade 1

20 Tools

21 Curriculum committee: First meeting of the year

The Maplewood Story

22 Curriculum committee: Second meeting of the year

23 Curriculum once more

24 Teachers' convention

25 Student problem

26 Evaluation, report cards, and conferences

27 Parent-teacher conference musings

28 The angry parent

29 Tragedy

30 Doldrums

31 CRAG review

32 Constructivist questions and staff relations

33 The constructivist debate

34 Senioritis

35 Extracurricular challenges

36 Student council planning

37 Pragmatism at contract time

38 One size fits all?

39 Prom and graduation

40 Wrap-up session

A final postscript

Notes

References

Index of subjects