You don’t have to be in education for long to see many ideas and suggestions for improving schools. Most of the ideas promoted a flashy, borderline gimmicky, and come with a hefty price tag. Now, I’m not arguing that all of these ideas don’t work, but what if instead of investing in yet one more thing, we could turn a school around with what we have, investing in our already established resources?

That is what Dr. Josh Martin proposes in his book Turning a School Around: Key Considerations for Real Success. Those key considerations are finding good principals, instruction, formative assessment, getting into classrooms, and becoming data storytellers. Josh navigates our way through the book providing insight into each chapter showing just how attainable higher achievement truly is.


Dr. Josh Martin

Josh Martin, Ed.D. has been a Texas educator for 17 years. In that time he has served as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and currently works in central office at Farmersville ISD as the Chief Academics Officer. In each of these roles, he has been driven to work for the best in kids. In his current position, working for the best in kids comes from his work mentoring teachers and campus administrators to provide the best learning environments possible.

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