|About the Book|
What would happen if the curriculum was tossed out and 4th,5th and 6th graders were allowed to learn at their own pace and studying in their own areas of interest, in a child directed, project based learning environment? Moreover, what if the groupMoreWhat would happen if the curriculum was tossed out and 4th,5th and 6th graders were allowed to learn at their own pace and studying in their own areas of interest, in a child directed, project based learning environment? Moreover, what if the group consisted of rebels, renegades and kids with ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia, with a few bright, but bored, kids throw in to the mix.,In Renegade Class, you’ll meet just such a group of kids, 40 years after leaving their original program, and they will tell you what they think of their experience. This book is a sequel to the book Renegade Teacher which tells the story, of their origonal classroom during the 5 years of the experiment. Together, these books offer an alternate method of working with all kids, not just those who struggle with ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia and other labels..This experiment occurred in the 1970s, led by a renegade teacher, who himself struggled with dyslexia he was in grade school, and a wily ols superintendent, intrigued with the idea of teaching kids problem solving and life skills, instead of facts, figures and formulas. Now, after 40 years of following the progress of the students, Renegade Class tells the remarkable story of what became of them all, and what worked and what didn’t..This book may forever challenge your idea of what should be happening in our schools, and may hold the key to why so many kids drop out. In addition, it will provide food for thought on helping kids learn the gift behind their ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia without drugs, through self-directed, experiential learning before they lose their love of learning and fall prey to negative peer groups.