Kids Deserve It

Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking
Author: Todd Nesloney,Adam Welcome
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996989640
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Page: N.A
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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

Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking
Author: Todd Nesloney,Adam Welcome
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996989527
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Page: 208
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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

Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight
Author: Steve Perry
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307720322
Category: Education
Page: 252
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A revolutionary educator who created the Capital Prep Magnet School describes his exacting standards and year-round educational process involving teacher excellence, parent involvement, and student responsibility.

Stories from Webb

The Ideas, Passions, and Convictions of a Principal and His School Family
Author: Todd Nesloney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444561
Category: Education
Page: 314
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This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn't just a job, it's a calling. It's a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Teach Like a Pirate

Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator
Author: Dave Burgess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988217607
Category: Active learning
Page: 177
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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.

Culturize

Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.
Author: Jimmy Casas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444769
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Page: 214
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Eradicate Average! CULTURIZE Your School. Average schools don't inspire greatness--and greatness is what our world needs if we are going to produce world-changing learners. In Culturize, author and education leader Jimmy Casas shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion. His stories reveal how these "soft skills" can be honed while meeting and exceeding academic standards of twenty-first-century learning. You'll learn... How to reach those who seem unreachable What to do when students disengage or drop out of school How to ensure your learners feel cared for and empowered How to create an environment where all learners are challenged and inspired to be their best ______ "Jimmy Casas guides readers to understand that school culture must be a daily focal point for all school leaders." --Beverly Hutton, Ed.D., Deputy Executive Director, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) "No matter your title or profession, page after page of this book will inspire you." --Kayla Delzer, CEO, Top Dog Teaching Inc. "Read this book to culturize your school and to live your excellence--every day." --Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools

Classroom Confidential


Author: Louisa Leaman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826485410
Category: Education
Page: 143
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"My role as a Behaviour Support Teacher involves classroom observations and feedback to teachers on issues relating to challenging behaviour. This gives me the refreshing opportunity to spend time watching real teachers do real teaching, and deal with the very real problems that arise in their classrooms. My advice is personalised towards the individuals I am working with, but along the way, I have noticed a few commonalities regarding what works and what doesn't." It is these commonalities that provide the basis of this book. Louisa Leaman provides advice on every aspect of teaching, from the structure and content of lessons, right through to setting boundaries, dealing with bullies, and collaborating with other staff.

Doing Poorly on Purpose

Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity
Author: James R. Delisle
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625356
Category: Education
Page: 169
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With Doing Poorly on Purpose, veteran educator James R. Delisle dispels the negative associations and stereotypes connected to underachievement. By focusing on smart kids who get poor grades—not because they’re unable to do better in school but because they don’t want to—Delisle presents a snapshot of underachievement that may look far different from what you envision it to be. There is no such thing as a “classic underachiever.” Students (and their reasons for underachieving) are influenced by a wide range of factors, including self-image, self-concept, social-emotional relationships, and the amount of dignity teachers afford their students. Helping “smart” students achieve when they don’t want to is not an easy task, but you can reengage and inspire students using Delisle’s insights and practical advice on these topics: * Autonomy * Access * Advocacy * Alternatives * Aspirations * Approachable Educators Smart, underachieving students need the reassurance that they are capable, valuable, and worth listening to despite their low academic performance. If these students—who are otherwise academically capable—don’t feel they are getting respect from those in charge of their learning, then the desire to conform and achieve is minimized. In a word, they want dignity. Don’t we all?

Be the One for Kids

You Have the Power to Change the Life of a Child
Author: Ryan Sheehy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444639
Category: Education
Page: 178
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Students need guidance to succeed academically, but they also need our help to survive and thrive in today's turbulent world. They need someone to model the attributes that will help them win not just in school but in life as well. That someone is you.

Sparks in the Dark

Lessons, Ideas and Strategies to Illuminate the Reading and Writing Lives in All of Us
Author: Travis Crowder,Todd Nesloney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444738
Category: Education
Page: 240
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More standards, tests, and mandates are not the answer to improving literacy. Sparks in the Dark inspires educators in every subject area to be intentional about instilling a love of reading and writing in all students.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth

6 Truths That Will Help You THRIVE as an Educator
Author: Aaron Hogan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444158
Category: Education
Page: 158
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The idyllic myth of the perfect teacher perpetuates unrealistic expectations that erode self-confidence and set teachers up for failure. Author and educator Aaron Hogan is on a mission to shatter the myth of the perfect teacher by equipping educators with strategies that help them shift out of survival mode and THRIVE.

Shift This!

How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom
Author: Joy Kirr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444776
Category:
Page: 200
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Are you ready for a change in your classroom? Do you want your classroom to be more student-led than teacher-driven? Do you want to offer personalized learning that meets the needs of the individuals? Do you want to build a sense of real community in your classroom and in your school? It's challenging to make big changes, particularly if you attempt to change everything at once. (Just think about all those New Year's resolutions that revert to status quo by January 5th!) But real change is possible, sustainable, and even easy when it happens little by little. In Shift This! educator and speaker Joy Kirr identifies how to make gradual shifts--in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design--that will have a massive impact in your classroom. You'll learn how to... Shift learning to make it authentic and student-led. Shift the classroom environment to make it a space in which students thrive. Shift conversations and classwork to get kids thinking rather than repeating. Shift away from homework and grades to keep the focus on learning. Shift the way you spend your time at school so you have more time to enjoy life at home. You can create the kind of classroom you've always dreamed of. Make the first shift today!

The Writing on the Classroom Wall


Author: Steve Wybornry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996989503
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Page: 190
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22 Teachers, 22 Learners In Steve Wyborney's classroom, everyone is a teacher and a learner. That may be true in your classroom as well, but do your students know you are ready to learn right alongside them? It's a simple idea, but one that when publicly shared on his classroom's wall significantly influenced the way Steve approached teaching - and the willingness of his students to risk expressing novel ideas. In The Writing on the Classroom Wall, Steve explains how posting and discussing Big Ideas can lead to deeper learning. From this book, you'll learn why: sharing your ideas will sharpen and refine them. it's okay if some of your ideas fall off the wall. the Big Ideas you share don't have to be profound to make a profound impact on learning. If you look around your classroom, you will see it: a blank space on your wall that is waiting for you to post your deepest, most passionate beliefs about learning. Will you share your Big Ideas?

Renegade Leadership

Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students
Author: Brad R. Gustafson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506334229
Category: Education
Page: 192
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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.

The Passion-Driven Classroom

A Framework for Teaching and Learning
Author: Angela Maiers,Amy Sandvold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315394723
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Turn your classroom into a thriving community of learners! In The Passion-Driven Classroom, bestselling authors Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning. This updated edition offers a new framework for changing your mindset and implementing a passion-driven classroom, where passion meets practice every day as students learn new skills and explore their talents. You’ll come away with specific examples of how to set up your classroom, how to manage it, and how to assign passion projects where students take the lead. With this book, you’ll be able to move away from prescription-driven learning toward Passion-Driven Learning, so you can make a real difference in the lives of your students.

Get Up or Give Up

How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching
Author: Michael Bonner
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 168261588X
Category: Education
Page: 180
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Michael Bonner knew he wanted to be a teacher after his favorite college professor, Dr. Poulson, inspired him. The professor’s passion and love for teaching prompted Michael to change his major and his life’s direction. But nothing prepared Michael for the reality of a Title One school. Teaching is fun until a 7-year-old is assaulting you or you’re dodging furniture being thrown at you. When you mix the craziness of a classroom with a marriage that was about to implode, anyone might want to quit. Smiling on the outside while feeling dead on the inside took this dedicated teacher to the breaking point. Michael knew he must change what was inside him, in his approach to life, or nothing would change anywhere else. So Michael took matters into his own hands to make four key paradigm shifts that helped him create a world of successful learning for his students and love within both the classroom and beyond. The result has been a transformation that’s taken Michael far beyond the classroom as he inspires thousands across the country. Many agree teaching is an amazing profession but there’s little discussion why so many teachers are leaving the profession. Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching shines a light into the internal battles and decisions educators face daily, and how we must make a conscious decision either to give in—or push through.

Start. Right. Now

Teach and Lead for Excellence
Author: Todd Whittaker,Jeffrey Zoul,Jimmy Casas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444356
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Page: 242
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Are You Ready to Take the First Step Toward Excellence? What does it take to be the very best teacher--or the very best leader? What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? And how can you join their ranks? In their work leading up to Start. Right. Now. Todd Whitaker, Jeff Zoul, and Jimmy Casas studied educators from across the nation and discovered four key behaviors of excellence: Excellent Leaders and Teachers... Know the Way From their content to best practices, these educators know their stuff. Show the Way Casting a bright vision for the future, these educators see possibilities where others see problems. Go the Way Leading by example is a way of life for the very best. and Grow Each Day A focus on personal and professional development helps these educators succeed. Wherever you are on your journey as an educator, choose to become even greater still--our kids are worth it. Start. Right. Now.

When the Adults Change, Everything Changes

Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour
Author: Paul Dix
Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1781352895
Category: Education
Page: 208
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In When the Adults Change, Everything Changes: Seismic Shifts in School Behaviour, Paul Dix upends the debate on behaviour management in schools and offers effective tips and strategies that serve to end the search for change in children and turn the focus back on the adults. You can buy in the best behaviour tracking software, introduce 24/7 detentions or scream ‘NO EXCUSES’ as often as you want – but ultimately the solution lies with the behaviour of the adults. It is the only behaviour over which we have absolute control. Drawing on anecdotal case studies, scripted interventions and approaches which have been tried and tested in a range of contexts, from the most challenging urban comprehensives to the most privileged international schools, behaviour training expert and Pivotal Education director Paul Dix advocates an inclusive approach that is practical, transformative and rippling with respect for staff and learners. An approach in which behavioural expectations and boundaries are exemplified by people, not by a thousand rules that nobody can recall. When the Adults Change, Everything Changes illustrates how, with their traditional sanction- and exclusion-led methods, the ‘punishment brigade’ are losing the argument. It outlines how each school can build authentic practice on a stable platform, resulting in shifts in daily rules and routines, in how we deal with the angriest learners, in restorative practice and in how we appreciate positive behaviour. Each chapter is themed and concludes with three helpful checklists – Testing, Watch out for and Nuggets – designed to help you form your own behaviour blueprint. Throughout the book both class teachers and school leaders will find indispensable advice about how to involve all staff in developing a whole school ethos built on kindness, empathy and understanding. Suitable for all head teachers, school leaders, teachers, NQTs and classroom assistants – in any phase or context, including SEND and alternative provision settings – who are looking to upgrade their own classroom management or school behaviour plan. Contents include: Visible Consistency, Visible Kindness; The Counter-Intuitive Classroom; Deliberate Botheredness; Certainty in Adult Behaviour; Keystone Classroom Routines; Universal Microscripts: Flipping the Script; Punishment Addiction, Humiliation Hangover; Restore, Redraw, Repair; Some Children Follow Rules, Some Follow People; Your Behaviour Policy Sucks!; and The 30 Day Magic.

Unshakeable

20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day...no Matter What
Author: Angela Watson
Publisher: Angela Watson
ISBN: 9780982312735
Category: Active learning
Page: 274
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Passion cannot be faked. Students can tell when we're just going through the motions. But how can you summon the energy to teach with passion when there are so many distractions pulling you from what really matters? And if you barely have time for taking care of yourself, how can you have anything left to give your students? Don't wait for teaching to become fun again: plan for it! Your enthusiasm will become unshakeable as you learn how to: -Create curriculum "bright spots" that you can't wait to teach -Gain energy from kids instead of letting them drain you -Uncover real meaning and purpose for every single lesson -Incorporate playfulness and make strong connections with kids -Stop letting test scores and evaluations define your success -Construct a self-running classroom that frees you to teach -Say "no" without guilt and make your "yes" really count -Establish healthy, balanced habits for bringing work home -Determine what matters most and let go of the rest -Innovate and adapt to make teaching an adventure Unshakeable is a collection of inspiring mindset shifts and practical, teacher-tested ideas for getting more satisfaction from your job. It's an approach that guides you to find your inner drive and intrinsic motivation which no one can take away. Unshakeable will help you incorporate a love of life into your teaching, and a love of teaching into your life. Learn how to tap into what makes your work inherently rewarding and enjoy teaching every day...no matter what.

The Limitless School

Creative Ways to Solve the Culture Puzzle
Author: Adam Dovico,Abe Hege
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781946444509
Category:
Page: 170
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Culture is the invisible and driving force that shapes learning experiences, the community's perceptions, and students' memories-which is why being intentional about creating a positive culture is imperative for your school's success. This book identifies the nine pillars that support a positive school culture.