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Kids Deserve It

Author : Todd Nesloney
ISBN : 0996989641
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What if learning was exciting? What if students felt important and empowered every time they walked into the building? What if parents looked forward to calls from their children's teachers and principals, instead of cringing when the school's number popped up on their phones? To Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome, those aren't far-fetched what ifs; they can (and should) be a reality for every teacher, school, parent, and student. In Kids Deserve It!, Todd and Adam encourage you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place. Learn why you should be calling parents to praise your students (and employees). Discover ways to promote family interaction and improve relationships for kids at school and at home. Be inspired to take risks, shake up the status quo, and be a champion for your students. #KidsDeserveIt

Renegade Leadership

Author : Brad Gustafson
ISBN : 9781506334233
Genre : Education
File Size : 28. 75 MB
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Get ready to be a renegade with this how-to leadership guide. We’re all looking for the next best tech tool, but why don’t we have the same progressive appetite for pedagogy that we have for technology? Renegade leadership may be the answer we need. Merging best practice with innovation, renegade leadership is student-centered, intertwining equity, culture, and technology. Using research, vignettes, and renegade profiles, this book challenges you to lead in the digital age by: Applying transformational tenets of connected pedagogy Increasing your leadership in curriculum, cultural proficiency, and school improvement Leading staff meetings, planning professional development, and improving student learning Don’t miss the free podcasts, flipped book study, and more on the Renegade Leadership website.

Push Has Come To Shove

Author : Dr. Steve Perry
ISBN : 9780307720337
Genre : Education
File Size : 62. 94 MB
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“Have you been to a school lately? Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day? When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth.” Steve Perry is like no other educator you’ve ever met. He “gets it.” He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what’s going on in their kids’ classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the “good” schools, still fear that their children are falling behind. As Principal of one of the best performing schools in America -- one that sends 100% of its mostly minority students to four-year colleges -- Perry delights in poking the system. Present him with a “truth” about how education is supposed to work and – count on it – he’ll show it to be false. Dictatorial teacher’s unions despise Steve Perry. So do lazy teachers. So do entrenched, unimaginative school boards. So do reactionary “curriculum guardians” who – as a lure to get kids reading – cling to the same old stodgy texts. “That’s okay,” say Perry. That means he’s making a difference. In this book, his priority is to help kids who don’t have the advantage of going to his school, Capital Prep. He wants to save your kid, and the kid next door, and the kid down the street from getting a typical third-rate American education. If you’re a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning…or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain… or how much of your child’s homework is busywork, you need this book. If you’re a teacher who is putting your heart and soul into the job but are surrounded by colleagues who are “phoning it in,” you need this book. If you’re a committed, forward-thinking principal who wants to get rid of the faculty bad apples, but are continually stymied by Mafia-style teachers-unions, you need this book. *If you’re a citizen who worries about the $1 trillion-plus GDP loss that America suffers every year because our system of education doesn’t measure up, you need this book. In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today’s students. He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)…how to make readers out of kids who hate to read…how to make the school curriculum thrilling rather than sleep-inducing…how to conduct an all-important education “home audit”… how to “e-organize” if school boards and administrators aren’t getting the message…how to build a “school of the future,” and much more. The era of third-rate education is over. Steve Perry isn’t going to let the fools and scoundrels get away with it any longer. Push has come to shove! From the Hardcover edition.

Launch

Author : John Spencer
ISBN : 0996989544
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Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills-problem-solving, critical thinking, and imagination-that will help them shape the world's future ... our future. If that's true, why isn't creativity a priority in more schools today? Educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani know firsthand the challenges teachers face every day: School can be busy. Materials can be scarce. The creative process can seem confusing. Curriculum requirements can feel limiting. Those challenges too often bully creativity, pushing it to the side as an "enrichment activity" that gets put off or squeezed into the tiniest time block. We can do better. We must do better if we're going to prepare students for their future. LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." And if you dare to innovate and view creativity as an essential skill, you will empower your students to change the world-starting right now. Look, Listen, and Learn Ask Lots of Questions Understand the Problem or Process Navigate Ideas Create Highlight What's Working and Failing Are you ready to LAUNCH?

Connecting Your Students With The World

Author : Billy Krakower
ISBN : 9781317449140
Genre : Education
File Size : 33. 64 MB
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Make the most of today’s technology to give your students a more interactive, authentic learning experience! Connecting Your Students with the World shows you how to use web tools to get K–8 students in touch with other classrooms worldwide. This book is a valuable resource to help you find and communicate with other teachers and classrooms and even design your own collaborative online projects. You’ll find out how to: Conduct videoconferencing calls to put your students in touch with classrooms around the world; Embark on Virtual Field Trips; Plan themed projects for every season, including fun holiday activities; And more! The book includes detailed instructions for each activity and connections to the Common Core, ISTE, and Next Generation Science Standards, so you can ensure that you are meeting your state’s requirements as you prepare your students to become engaged, informed, and global citizens. Additionally, a comprehensive list of online resources is available as a free download from the Routledge website at www.routledge.com/9781138902961.

The Book Of What If

Author : Matt Murrie
ISBN : 9781481430746
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 62. 49 MB
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From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them. The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory text to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!

Teach Like A Pirate

Author : Dave Burgess
ISBN : 0988217600
Genre : Active learning
File Size : 35. 31 MB
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In this book you'll learn how to: tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. --from back cover.

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