This thoroughly tested casebook presents true stories of innovation that capture the dilemmas, frustrations, and accomplishments of elementary and middle school teachers as they navigate environments with complex issues of change. The cases have the following elements in common: 1. All provide a factually correct, thorough account of a teacher's pedagogy in the context of change, 2. All analyze the contents of teaching and learning, 3. All link the cases to teacher performance standards developed the INTASC, and 4. All contain specific lesson plans and examples of students' work. Offers richly detailed, M169>Harvard Style” cases that explore true situations of teachers grappling with complex reform issues in their elementary and middle school classrooms. Supports each case with performance standards. Contains valuable discussions about complex issues of change that today's teachers face. For educators and school administrators.