A teacher’s job is no longer to dispense knowledge. Instead, it is to facilitate learning for students whose future world is changing exponentially. Literacy Is Still Not Enough is the right book at the right time to help us redouble our efforts to shift a multigenerational culture of learning that has been preparing students for a world that is in the rearview mirror.
Literacy is not enough! In spite of frequent critiques, schools are better at teaching simple reading and math skills than we have ever been. It is not enough! Literacy Is Still Not Enough shows how new fluencies drive success at all levels and shows the way to teach children the habits of mind that will define the new success. Well done on this rich reboot of a classic
Finally, a book that not only tells ‘why’ we need to teach the long-talked about 21st century learning skills, but much more critically ‘how.’ A masterful handbook for school leaders and school teachers. Essential reading!
This timely how-to guide is designed to help students, teachers, and schools effectively manage the many challenges of a world experiencing the profound disruption and ongoing reconfiguration of COVID-19 times. Learning the essential fluencies leads to the development of practical teaching and learning constructs based on modern learning skills that will enable successful and productive global citizenship for the modern, ever changing world.
I have implemented the 9Ds of Solution Fluency in three different school settings with great success. My students have thrived and flourished using the carefully crafted learning progressions for inspiring real-world learning experiences.
The initial publication of Literacy Is Not Enough had a profound impact on me as an educational leader, my colleagues, and my students. I am elated that Mohan, Jukes, and Schaaf updated this instructional gem.
Literacy Is Still Not Enough is a provocative read that not only opens many new discussions, and addresses topics left unanswered from the past, but also provided me with strategies to move to new levels of engagement and competencies. This book is a must-read for all in education.
Literacy Is Still Not Enough is an important and timely book that makes a compelling case for embracing an ever-evolving understanding of what it means to be literate in today’s highly visual and hyper-connected world. But beyond being a framework for establishing new foundations of literacy that meet the world where it is today, the book champions the use of authentic learning projects which are able to demonstrate relevance and context to today’s learners.
This book is for any educational stakeholder who no longer believes ‘the way we’ve always done it’ is a good enough basis for an educational decision. Mohan, Jukes, and Schaaf have developed a pedagogical solution by reimagining the six modern fluencies. Their 9Ds process for real-world problem solving ensures that students are competent in the essential skills they will need after graduation.
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