He concludes the book with eight recommendations for substantive change in the interest of making a better learning experience for students. Those eight recommendations follow.
Recommendation 1: Create a system that ensures teacher development.
Recommendation 2: Focus on unit planning as opposed to lesson planning.
Recommendation 3: Use blended instruction.
Recommendation 4: Ensure a guaranteed and viable curriculum involving cognitive and metacognitive skills.
Recommendation 5: Rely on classroom measurement.
Recommendation 6: Change report cards.
Recommendation 7: Adjust scheduling to address the differential effectiveness of teachers.
Recommendation 8: Gradually move to a competency-based system.
Sure wished I'd have had such a guide when I started my teaching career in 1980.