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Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook Author Matt Miller
ISBN-10 0986155403
Release 2015-04-10
Pages 240
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Are you ready for a change? You know potential exists for innovative, engaging, revolutionary education if you get the right ideas, right tools, and right people, all in the right order. If that sounds like you, then you're ready to DITCH old mindsets and methods and replace them with empowering, liberating ones. Author and teacher, Matt Miller shows you how to choose and incorporate teaching practices that are: Different from what students see daily. Innovative, drawing on new ideas or modifying others' ideas. Tech-laden with the use of digital sites, tools and devices. Creative, tapping into students' original ideas as well as your own. Hands-on, encouraging students to make and try things on their own. Packed with practical advice, specific recommendations for tools, and the encouragement you need to revolutionize your classes, Ditch That Textbook will inspire you to create relevant teaching that gets student buy-in so they'l enjoy learning.



Ditch That Textbook

Ditch That Textbook Author Matt Miller
ISBN-10 1946444251
Release 2015-04-13
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Ditch That Textbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ditch That Textbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ditch That Textbook book for free.



Ditch That Homework

Ditch That Homework Author J. Matt Miller
ISBN-10 1946444391
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 206
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In Ditch That Homework, Matt Miller and Alice Keeler discuss the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors offer a case for ditching homework, replacing it with more effective and personalized learning methods.



Teach Like a Pirate

Teach Like a Pirate Author Dave Burgess
ISBN-10 0988217600
Release 2012
Pages 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.



Why School

Why School Author Mike Rose
ISBN-10 9781620970041
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 272
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Why School? is a little book driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Drawing on forty years of teaching and research and "a profound understanding of the opportunities, both intellectual and economic, that come from education" (Booklist), award-winning author Mike Rose reflects on these and other questions related to public schooling in America. He answers them in beautifully written chapters that are both rich in detail and informed by an extensive knowledge of history, the psychology of learning, and the politics of education. This paperback edition includes three new chapters showing how cognitive science actually narrows our understanding of learning, how to increase college graduation rates, and how to value the teaching of basic skills. An updated introduction by Rose, who has been hailed as "a superb writer and an even better storyteller" (TLN Teachers Network), reflects on recent developments in school reform. Lauded as "a beautifully written work of literary nonfiction" (The Christian Science Monitor) and called "stunning" by the New Educator Journal, Why School? offers an eloquent call for a bountiful democratic vision of the purpose of schooling.



The Zen Teacher

The Zen Teacher Author Dan Tricarico
ISBN-10 0986155462
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 174
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You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus. If you're like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn't mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom - and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best - unrushed and fully focused - you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you. If you're new to the concept of Zen, don't worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice - something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you: Maximize your performance while lowering your stress. Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life. Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can't control. Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!



Grading Smarter Not Harder

Grading Smarter  Not Harder Author Myron Dueck
ISBN-10 9781416618904
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 180
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All the talk of closing the achievement gap in schools obscures a more fundamental issue: do the grades we assign to students truly reflect the extent of their learning? In this lively and eye-opening book, educator Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content. In sharing lessons, anecdotes, and cautionary tales from his own experiences revamping assessment procedures in the classroom, Dueck offers a variety of practical strategies for ensuring that grades measure what students know without punishing them for factors outside their control; critically examining the fairness and effectiveness of grading homework assignments; designing and distributing unit plans that make assessment criteria crystal-clear to students; creating a flexible and modular retesting system so that students can improve their scores on individual sections of important tests. Grading Smarter, Not Harder is brimming with reproducible forms, templates, and real-life examples of grading solutions developed to allow students every opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Written with abundant humor and heart, this book is a must-read for all teachers who want their grades to contribute to, rather than hinder, their students' success.



Web Literacy for Educators

Web Literacy for Educators Author Alan November
ISBN-10 9781452294155
Release 2008-04-22
Pages 128
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The author offers exercises, examples, handouts, and basic tips to help both learners and educators find and evaluate information on the Web for quality and validity.



Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers Author William N. Bender
ISBN-10 9781452235530
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 233
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If you're just transitioning to tech, this is the resource for you. In understandable language, this book describes how you can enhance your lessons with webquests, wikis, and more.



What s Worth Teaching

What s Worth Teaching Author Allan Collins
ISBN-10 9780807758656
Release 2017
Pages 160
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Renowned cognitive scientist Allan Collins proposes a school curriculum that will fit the needs of our modern era. Examining how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, Collins offers guidelines to help schools foster flexible, self-directed learners who will succeed in the global workplace.



Shake Up Learning

Shake Up Learning Author Kasey Bell
ISBN-10 1946444693
Release 2018-03-05
Pages 188
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Is the learning in your classroom static or dynamic? Shake Up Learning guides you through the process of creating dynamic learning opportunities-from purposeful planning and maximizing technology to fearless implementation.



Bounce

Bounce Author Matt Miller
ISBN-10 9781558499362
Release 2012
Pages 214
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Over the course of the twentieth century, African Americans in New Orleans helped define the genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and funk. In recent decades, younger generations of New Orleanians have created a rich and dynamic local rap scene, which has revolved around a dance-oriented style called "bounce." Hip-hop has been the latest conduit for a "New Orleans sound" that lies at the heart of many of the city's best-known contributions to earlier popular music genres. Bounce, while globally connected and constantly evolving, reflects an enduring cultural continuity that reaches back and builds on the city's rich musical and cultural traditions. In this book, the popular music scholar and filmmaker Matt Miller explores the ways in which participants in New Orleans's hip-hop scene have collectively established, contested, and revised a distinctive style of rap that exists at the intersection of deeply rooted vernacular music traditions and the modern, globalized economy of commercial popular music. Like other forms of grassroots expressive culture in the city, New Orleans rap is a site of intense aesthetic and economic competition that reflects the creativity and resilience of the city's poor and working-class African Americans.



The EduProtocol Field Guide

The EduProtocol Field Guide Author Marlena Hebern
ISBN-10 194644460X
Release 2018-01-24
Pages 272
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Are you ready to break out of the lesson-and-worksheet rut? Use The EduProtocol Field Guide to create engaging and effective instruction, build culture, and deliver content to K-12 students in a supportive, creative environment.



Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning Author Jonathan Bergmann
ISBN-10 9781416623755
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 100
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Teachers view homework as an opportunity for students to continue learning after the bell rings. For many students, it’s often just the dreaded “H” word. How can educators change the way students view homework while ensuring that they still benefit from the additional learning it provides? It’s easy. Flip the learning! In Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, Jonathan Bergmann, the co-founder of the flipped learning concept, shows you how. The book outlines * why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students, * how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning, and * how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning. Bergmann introduces the idea of flipped videos, and provides step-by-step guidance to make them effective. The book also includes useful forms, a student survey, and a sample letter to send to parents explaining the flipped learning concept. You want your students to learn, and your students want learning to be accessible. With that in mind, read through these pages, flip the learning in your classroom, and watch students get excited about homework!



The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

The Tyranny of Dead Ideas Author Matt Miller
ISBN-10 142998886X
Release 2010-01-19
Pages 272
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A leading political and business thinker identifies the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know-but don't America is at a crossroads. In the face of global competition and rapid technological change, our economy is about to face its most severe test in nearly a century-one that will make the recent turmoil in the financial system look like a modest setback by comparison. Yet our leaders have failed to prepare us for what lies ahead because they are in the grip of a set of "dead ideas" about how a modern economy should work. They wrongly believe that - Our kids will earn more than we do - Free trade is always good, no matter who gets hurt - Employers should be responsible for health coverage - Taxes hurt the economy - Schools are a local matter - Money follows merit These ways of thinking-dubious at best and often dead wrong-are on a collision course with economic developments that are irre-versible. In The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, Matt Miller offers a unique blend of insights from history, psychology, and economics to illuminate where today's destructive conventional wisdom came from and how it holds our country back. He also introduces us to a new way of thinking-what he calls "tomorrow's destined ideas"-that can reinvigorate our economy, our politics, and our day-to-day lives. These destined ideas may seem counterintuitive now, but they will coalesce in the coming years in ways that will transform America. A strikingly original assessment of our current dilemma and an indispensable guide to our future, Miller's provocative and path-breaking book reveals why it is urgent that we break the tyranny of dead ideas, for it is only by doing so that we can move beyond the limits of today's obsolete debates and reinvent American capitalism and democracy for the twenty-first century.



Pure Genius

Pure Genius Author Don Wettrick
ISBN-10 0988217627
Release 2014-08-16
Pages 170
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Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level Because innovation deserves more than one hour a week. You've heard the complaints too many times: When am I ever going to use this in the real world? Why are we learning this? When are we going to learn about something interesting? But what if your students came to class excited? What if they were passionate about their projects? What if they grasped the connection between today's work and tomorrow's careers? In classrooms across the nation, innovative teachers are employing passion-based, open-source learning to improve their student's education. In Pure Genius, Don Wettrick encourages teachers and administrators to collaborate--with experts, students, and one another--to create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning. You'll discover: Innovation brings a fresh approach to solving real problems Creative ways to work within the constraints your current budget and system Courses that offer relevant content can inspire students to learn beyond the classroom Collaborating with experts and mentors improves the learning experience for students and teachers Students must be taught and entrusted to appropriately use social media Social media is an incredible resource for inspiration and professional development Innovation is the key to equipping today's students for tomorrow's marketplace. By incorporating the concepts Don explains in Pure Genius, you can empower the next generation to be free thinkers who can create new concepts and products that can change the way we live.



Learning Unleashed

Learning Unleashed Author Evonne E. Rogers
ISBN-10 1475829191
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 104
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The industrial model of schooling has taken its toll on victims without remorse, programming curious young minds to become helpless, dependent, and compliant. With a credible and strong voice, Rogers tackles the "sacred school rituals" that are rarely questioned and widely accepted as normal. She transparently leads the reader through firmly-held and often faulty assumptions about schooling practices, while offering common sense solutions that challenge us to re-imagine how we do school in this country.