Ron Berger, An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003).
Like my last book reflection, I was introduced to this fabulous little book by one of my professors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Go Nanooks!).
Ron Berger advocates for creating an ethic of excellence in schools that will prompt students to produce quality work. The book is bursting with examples from his own classroom where students were engaged in meaningful projects and produced professional quality work. His students tested well water, measured radon levels, built houses, and replicated unicorn DNA (just kidding about the last one- but the rest of them are for real).