The Re-Education of America: Book signing tonight!

A book signing for World Class: The Re-Education of America, penned by Mary Ellen Shevalier and Francoise Piron, is slated from 6-8 p.m. tonight, April 21, at Arts on the Square, 52 Public Square in Watertown.

World Class documents a new teaching technique employed for the last two years by a French teacher and art teacher from South Jefferson Central High School. That method focuses on taking the strongest parts of each student and combining them all together in a group setting, With students working in teams, their unique strengths are extracted to produce answers and creative methods of problem-solving.

Piron and Shevalier's hope is that World Class' focus on educational philosophies and strategies for propelling those ideas forward will change certain approaches of the education system.

The course outlined in World Class was designed to foster an ability to critically perceive media, analyze, evaluate and produce messages about what individuals have learned. It helps to initiate a universal educational format where all abilities and learning styles are honored, diversity among students is valued, and contribution is celebrated.

For more information on the book and upcoming signings, click here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.