Here is is an amazing video trailer about a teacher in LA (who I met last year when on the Big Picture Study Tour). He does not teach in a Big Picture school but when you look at what he does he uses many of the principles. I bought a book while over there called, Teach like your hair’s on fire by Rafe Esquith, and after reading a few chapters I thought it would be great to meet him. I checked the website listed in the book and found that he worked in LA and that was where I was staying at the time! So I called in to visit his class after school and spent 2 hours there. He really is an amazing person and doing incredible work. Watch the video and see for yourself.
His books if you are interested:
There are no shortcuts (2003)
Teach like your hair’s on fire (2007)
Lighting their fires (2009)