Kids Deserve It

Kids Deserve It Author Todd Nesloney
ISBN-10 0996989641
Year 2016-05-18
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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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

Kids Deserve It

Kids Deserve It Author Todd Nesloney
ISBN-10 0996989528
Year 2016-05-05
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher
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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

Push Has Come to Shove

Push Has Come to Shove Author Dr. Steve Perry
ISBN-10 9780307720337
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Crown
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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.

Start Right Now

Start  Right  Now Author Todd Whittaker
ISBN-10 0996989684
Year 2016-12-31
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Whitaker, Zoul, and Casas studied educators across the nation and discovered four behaviors of excellence: Excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day. If you are ready to take the first step toward excellence, this book will put you on the right path.

Lead Like a PIRATE

Lead Like a PIRATE Author Shelley Burgess
ISBN-10 1946444006
Year 2017-03-15
Pages 250
Language en
Publisher
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In Lead Like a PIRATE Burgess and Houf map out the traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure already in your schools-and how to bring out the best in your team. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff and communities.

Doing Language Arts in Morning Meeting

Doing Language Arts in Morning Meeting Author Jodie Luongo
ISBN-10 9781892989802
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 234
Language en
Publisher Center for Responsive Schools, Inc..
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Boost students' language arts skills and meet standards—without adding to your schedule! Do you start the day with Morning Meeting? If so, you can use some of that time to reinforce students' language arts learning. These fun, lively activities enable you to seamlessly integrate language arts into a daily Morning Meeting. You'll find language arts activities for each component of Morning Meeting—greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message. From reading poetry with sound effects to pantomiming idioms to guessing which character someone's describing, these activities are varied, challenging, and confidence-building. Features that make them easy to use: Clear, step-by-step directionsCan be used with any curriculumFew or no materials requiredVariations and extensions for language arts lessonsActivities sorted by grade, but can be adapted for any grade This book helps you inspire students' interest in language arts and give them practice in key skills—all while enriching and enlivening your Morning Meetings.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

140 Twitter Tips for Educators Author Brad Currie
ISBN-10 0986155586
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher
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"Twitter is a tool that educators can use to connect globally and build their PLNs (Personal/Professional Learning Networks). In this book, Brad, Billy, and Scott give 140 practical tips that educators can use to leverage the power of social media to help their pedagogy. Readers will glean chunks of wisdom from the Twitter experts who brought us #Satchat and inspired thousands of educators worldwide." Sarah Thomas @sarahdateechur. Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George's County, Maryland and Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner."140 Twitter Tips for Educators is the perfect PD for those who don't get Twitter in education. You'll unleash learning and get excited about teaching again, 140 tips at a time. #awesome" --Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher), Mashable "Rockstar" Teacher on Twitter, author: The Cool Cat Teacher Blog and Reinventing Writing, host: Every Classroom Matters. -- from the back cover

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward Author Patty McGee
ISBN-10 9781506387130
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.

Renegade Leadership

Renegade Leadership Author Brad Gustafson
ISBN-10 9781506334233
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Corwin Press
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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.

Teach Like a Pirate

Teach Like a Pirate Author Dave Burgess
ISBN-10 0988217600
Year 2012
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Hacking Leadership

Hacking Leadership Author Joe Sanfelippo
ISBN-10 0998570524
Year 2017-03-27
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle.

Embracing a Culture of Joy

Embracing a Culture of Joy Author Dean Shareski
ISBN-10 1943874123
Year 2016-10-14
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher
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Although fun is sometimes seen as a barrier to real learning, joy is a vital part of effective education and motivates students to connect with what they're learning. Learn how to have meaningful conversations about where joy gets left out in schools, and discover how to equip students with the skills and qualities they'll need to achieve academic success--as well as to live fulfilling lives--by bringing joy to classrooms each day. Benefits Read about real classrooms that have successfully implemented joy. Examine education jargon that negatively impacts school culture. Gain ideas for how to make classrooms joyful learning environments. Learn how to create a sense of community among teachers and students. Discover the importance of wonder and inquiry in making students more engaged in their learning. Contents Introduction 1 The Expectations of School 2 The Definition of Joy 3 The Unfair Advantage 4 A Sense of Wonder 5 Play as Research 6 A Sense of Community 7 Gratitude Conclusion References and Resources

Launch

Launch Author John Spencer
ISBN-10 0996989544
Year 2016-05-15
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher
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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?