Teaching in Themes: An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction

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Katherine “Kathy” Clunis D’Andrea ’97/’98MS has co-edited Teaching in Themes: An Approach to Schoolwide Learning, Creating Community, and Differentiating Instruction with Deborah Meier and Matthew Knoester. The book helps schools incorporate a whole-school, theme-based curriculum that engages students across grade levels K-8. Readers see how teachers and students design emergent inquiries within the themes and create artwork, music, science presentations, and a variety of hands-on learning experiences that support differentiated instruction across the curriculum.

Kathy is a teacher at the Mission Hill School in Boston and an adjunct professor of education at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Themes“Here is a book that shatters the prevailing definition of a ‘good’ school as one with high test scores. Teaching in Themes makes clear the often hidden fact that there are many kinds of ‘good’ schools for children, adults, and a democratic society, past and present. Experienced teachers tell a fascinating story about Boston’s Mission Hill School and its goals, curriculum, classroom lessons, and assessments that will knock the socks off those who believe in only one kind of a ‘good’ school.” — Larry Cuban, professor emeritus of education, Stanford University

Come to a book talk featuring the authors on Oct. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ladd Room at Wheelock’s Brookline Campus. The event is free, but registration is requested.

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