Making the most of Mountain View
Being teacher-centered also matters when it comes to curriculum adoption. Teachers are not the ultimate decision makers, but their voice in the decision-making process is growing stronger. District leaders don’t want to adopt products that nobody uses.
Undergirding Irby’s theory is research about the power of just a few positive reading experiences a month. According to the National Educational Association, students who read for fun have consistently higher reading and math scores.
…instance, some creative librarians are now bringing reading materials to “book deserts” by bicycle. While well-intentioned, one could also argue that they perpetuate an outside-in approach to fighting educational inequity.