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Mike Schomer's book shows ways to improve teachers for enhancing educational quality
The author, Mike Schomer, in his book "Results Now: How can We Achieve Unprecedented Improvement in Teaching and Learning" reveals that there is a yawning gap between the most well-known and incontestably essential practices and reality of most classrooms.

This provocative book provides two core arguments as put forward by Schomer. First, the nature of classroom processes influences learning outcomes, and secondly, despite best intentions the most of classroom practices and their quality is doubtful due to teachers' inadequate development and capacity building in consonance with the new developments and research in the area of pedagogy, as I gathered after reading the book.

For improving classroom instruction, the author advocates the action research technique of lesson studies for school-based professional growth of teachers. For this, the school leaders need to create teams of teachers to meet regularly to create and refine teaching units and lessons until they maximise students' learning outcomes.

Another good suggestion made by the author of the book published by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is that frequent 'lesson fairs' should be held for demonstration of good teaching sessions and learning material.

The book also contains some good case studies and research evidences to emphasise equity and quality in classroom processes. It is a book worth reading for educational functionaries.

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