Lives of Passion School of Hope

Author: Rick Posner
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810841
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book describes how a progressive public school has transformed the lives of its alumni. It's the story of an extended family of students, staff and parents who have formed their own community of learners over the course of 38 years. This injection of heart, hope and passion into a public school demonstrates the place of personal growth in public education, and how it can inspire us to create a better world.

The Take Action Guide to World Class Learners Book 1

Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506301185
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Your blueprint to entrepreneur-minded schooling This inspiring guide from internally respected expert Dr. Yong Zhao provides the most complete information available on designing twenty-first century schools poised to leapfrog into the future! In this follow up to World Class Learners, Zhao digs much deeper, revealing how exactly to put his paradigm shift into effect, one component at a time. Uncover practical strategies for Incorporating student choice for flexible, student-focused curriculum Motivating students to turn strengths into passions Cultivating students’ technical, creative, decision making, and communication skills Use this comprehensive guide to reimagine your classroom, school, or district and foster a new spirit of achievement and entrepreneurship.

Schools on Trial

Author: Nikhil Goyal
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385540132
Format: PDF, Docs
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Schools on Trial is an all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest writers on this subject. Are America’s schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity and true learning, and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students? Nikhil Goyal—a journalist and activist all of twenty years old, whom The Washington Post has dubbed a “future education secretary” and Forbes has named to its 30 Under 30 list—definitely thinks so. In this book he both offers a scathing indictment of our teach-to-the-test-while-killing-the-spirit educational assembly line and maps out a path for all of our schools to harness children’s natural aptitude for learning by creating an atmosphere conducive to freedom and creativity. He prescribes an inspiring educational future that is thoroughly democratic and experiential, and one that utilizes the entire community as a classroom.

Making Classrooms Better 50 Practical Applications of Mind Brain and Education Science

Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393708543
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A practical, classroom-oriented guide to best-practice teaching. Learning specialist Leslie Hart once wrote that designing educational experiences without knowledge of the brain is like designing a glove without knowledge of the hand. Making Classrooms Better takes this concept a step further, building from general knowledge of brain-based education science and current educational research to offer specific suggestions for how teachers can improve student learning outcomes. Covering a range of subjects, from creating an optimal classroom climate to maximizing metacognitive skill development, this well-researched, state-of-the-art guide is an essential resource for highly effective practices that teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners can easily use. The first half of the book provides a practical overview of teaching from a Mind, Brain, and Education perspective through an understanding of the intersection of the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and pedagogy. The second half shares 50 evidence-based classroom “best practices” that have a proven positive impact on student learning outcomes and explains why they work.

Seeds of Tomorrow

Author: Angela Engel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317252306
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This inspiring author moves beyond criticism of public education, uniting readers toward a vision of educating children that is holistic, intelligent, and empowering. Written for parents, teachers, administrators, students, and policymakers committed to children and change, this book offers better alternatives to high-stakes testing. Vivid classroom stories show how education is enriched through individual personal attention-not uniformity. Engel introduces novel school collaborative accountability models ensuring academic integrity and excellence on behalf of students, teachers, and our communities. Uniquely engaging and surprisingly entertaining, Engel's combination of storytelling and research findings offers a comprehensive guide to cultivating future generations of problem solvers and leaders.

Free School Teaching

Author: Kristan Accles Morrison
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479870
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.

Igniting a Passion for Reading

Author: Steven L. Layne
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103856
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides teachers with guidance on creating not only skilled readers but chidlren who enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom.

Learning That Never Ends

Author: Margie Pearse
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475805322
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learning That Never Ends demystifies the concept of lifelong learning in a way that makes it easy and accessible for all. This work literally levels the playing field for any and all students to find success in life. Every idea, every tool provided comes from fifteen years of research and experimentation across socioeconomic levels and subject areas from elementary to college, in hundreds of classrooms. With the ideas from this book, you can empower all students with the qualities of a lifelong learner.

This Is the Day

Author: Tim Tebow
Publisher: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0525650423
Format: PDF, Docs
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The New York Times best-selling sports star and media icon motivates readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now because--this is the day. Beyond Tim Tebow's exploits as a Heisman-winning football player, he is widely known and respected for his exemplary character and personal excellence, which have made him a role model for millions. When Tim interacts with the public, he often encounters people who feel "stuck"--unable to take action on matters ranging from daily life to pursuing lifelong dreams. In response, Tim often identifies a crippling fear or lack of courage, to which he advises: "now is the time to take some risks, to quiet the voices of defeat, to step forward and make a mark, because this is the day." In this inspiring, motivational book, readers will receive the advice and encouragement to daily move from "pause" to "play" in finding deeper meaning and success. Tim illustrates the book's themes with stories from his personal life that will delight all readers, including his an update on his dream pursuit of a baseball career.

Weapons of Mass Instruction

Author: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550924249
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The transformation of schooling from a twelve-year jail sentence to freedom to learn.