Learn Like a Pirate

Empowering Students to Become Collaborative Leaders

Author: Paul Solarz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996989633

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Page: N.A

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Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. These buzz words get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today's students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working together so often? Won't all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you're teaching them to learn like PIRATES! Peer collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation. Improvement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best. Responsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom. Active learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences. Twenty-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures. Empowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. You'll learn strategies for: Crafting active, relevant, and interesting lessons Creating opportunities for student leadership Providing effective and beneficial feedback Instilling confidence so students can take risks Increasing curiosity and passion for learning Incorporate the techniques and strategies Paul Solarz uses in his student-led classroom and watch your students transform into confident, collaborative leaders.

Learn Like a Pirate

Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed

Author: Paul Solarz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988217669

Category: Active learning

Page: 250

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"QR codes provide additional Pirate resources!"--Page 4 of cover.

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.

Lead Like a PIRATE

Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff

Author: Shelley Burgess,Beth Houf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444004

Category: Education

Page: 250

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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.

Play Like a PIRATE

Engage Students with Toys, Games and Comics

Author: Quinn Rollins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155543

Category: Active learning

Page: 151

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The author presents his own perspectives and techniques for making play part of his classroom's learning experience; includes QR code links to resources and templates.

P Is for Pirate

Inspirational ABCs for Educators

Author: Dave Burgess,Shelley Burgess,Genesis M. Kohler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988217645

Category: Active learning

Page: 54

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"Teaching is an adventure that stretches the imagination and calls for creativity every day! In P is for pirate, husband and wife team Dave and Shelley Burgess encourage and inspire educators to make their clasrooms fun and exciting places to learn" -- page 4 cover.

Teaching in the Fast Lane

How to Create Active Learning Experiences

Author: Suzy Pepper Rollins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623418

Category: Education

Page: 130

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Teaching in the Fast Lane offers teachers a way to increase student engagement: an active classroom. The active classroom is about creating learning experiences differently, so that students engage in exploration of the content and take on a good share of the responsibility for their own learning. It’s about students reaching explicit targets in different ways, which can result in increased student effort and a higher quality of work. Author Suzy Pepper Rollins details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. She offers student-centered, practical strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students’ intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose. Using the strategies in this book, teachers can strategically “let go” in ways that enable students to reach their learning targets, achieve more, be motivated to work, learn to collaborate, and experience a real sense of accomplishment.

The Mindful Education Workbook: Lessons for Teaching Mindfulness to Students

Author: Daniel Rechtschaffen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393710475

Category: Education

Page: 288

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A structured curriculum of classroom-ready lessons, practices, and worksheets for actualizing a powerful new educational paradigm: student mindfulness. This workbook offers a step-by-step curriculum of classroom-ready mindfulness lessons for personal and professional development. It’s a trove of fun, easy activities specially designed to help educators engage K-12 students and cultivate mindful attributes like attention, compassion, and well-being. Rich with simple and effective tips, techniques, worksheets, and guided exercises developed through extensive on-the-ground experience with real students and teachers, The Mindful Education Workbook empowers readers with all the tools they need to integrate mindful education in the school day.

I Wish My Teacher Knew

How One Question Can Change Everything for Our Kids

Author: Kyle Schwartz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738219150

Category: Education

Page: 272

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One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill-in-the-blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew _____." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous, others were heartbreaking-all were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realities their students face in order to create an open, safe and supportive place in the classroom. When Schwartz shared her experience online, #IWishMyTeacherKnew became an immediate worldwide viral phenomenon. Schwartz's book tells the story of #IWishMyTeacherKnew, including many students' emotional and insightful responses, and ultimately provides an invaluable guide for teachers, parents, and communities.

Creating Cultures of Thinking

The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools

Author: Ron Ritchhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118974603

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Discover why and how schools must become places where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted As educators, parents, and citizens, we must settle for nothing less than environments that bring out the best in people, take learning to the next level, allow for great discoveries, and propel both the individual and the group forward into a lifetime of learning. This is something all teachers want and all students deserve. In Creating Cultures of Thinking: The 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools, Ron Ritchhart, author of Making Thinking Visible, explains how creating a culture of thinking is more important to learning than any particular curriculum and he outlines how any school or teacher can accomplish this by leveraging 8 cultural forces: expectations, language, time, modeling, opportunities, routines, interactions, and environment. With the techniques and rich classroom vignettes throughout this book, Ritchhart shows that creating a culture of thinking is not about just adhering to a particular set of practices or a general expectation that people should be involved in thinking. A culture of thinking produces the feelings, energy, and even joy that can propel learning forward and motivate us to do what at times can be hard and challenging mental work.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning

A Roadmap for School Leaders

Author: James Rickabaugh

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621601

Category: Education

Page: 148

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In this powerful new book, James Rickabaugh, former superintendent and current director of the Institute for Personalized Learning (IPL), presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute’s half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students’ learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence. Tried and rigorously tested in urban, suburban, and rural districts--and in different academic and economic settings--the IPL model has been proven to enhance student engagement and achievement at all levels. Rickabaugh provides principals and other top-level leaders with * Step-by-step guidance for implementing the model; * A detailed overview of the research and work behind the model’s development; * A complete introduction to the heart of the model—a comprehensive, multi-layered framework centered on the three core components of learner profiles, customized learning paths, and proficiency-based progress; * Tools and activities for assessing and adjusting the model to meet the specific needs of students and staff; * Strategies for increasing and reinforcing enthusiasm for the change process among everyone involved, from the classroom to the greater community; and * An abundance of real-life examples and reflections from students, teachers, principals, and superintendents whose schools have flourished in record time and with minimal additional funding or resources. Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning offers a blueprint that dramatically improves student outcomes and prepares today’s learners to meet life’s challenges in college and beyond.

Visual Note-Taking for Educators: A Teacher's Guide to Student Creativity

Author: Wendi Pillars

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393709841

Category: Education

Page: 192

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A step-by-step guide for teachers to the benefits of visual note-taking and how to incorporate it in their classrooms. We've come a long way from teachers admonishing students to put away their drawings and take traditional long-form notes. Let's be honest: note-taking is boring and it isn't always the most effective way to retain information. This book is a guide for teachers about getting your students drawing and sketching to learn visually. Whether in elementary school or high school, neuroscience has shown that visual learning is a very effective way to retain information. The techniques in this book will help you work with your students in novel ways to retain information. Visual note-taking can be used with diverse learners; all ages; and those who have no drawing experience. Teachers are provided with a library of images and concepts to steal, tweak, and use in any way in their classrooms. The book is liberally illustrated with student examples from elementary and high school students alike.

Students Taking Charge

Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom

Author: Nancy Sulla

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317927583

Category: Education

Page: 208

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The Common Core State Standards demand a level of understanding that requires students to engage with content. Students Taking Charge: Inside the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom focuses on increasing academic rigor, fostering student engagement, and increasing student responsibility for learning. Teachers and administrators who recognize the needs of today's society and students, and their impact on teaching and learning, can use this book to create student-centered classrooms that make technology a vital part of their lessons. Filled with practical examples and step-by-step guidelines, Students Taking Charge will help educators design innovative learning environments that allow students to take ownership of learning so they can achieve at high levels and meet the rigorous requirements of the Common Core. These innovative learning environments also empower students through problem-based learning and differentiation, where students pose questions and actively seek answers. Computer technology is then used seamlessly throughout the day for information, communication, collaboration, and product generation. Check out the learner-active classroom in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjyiclWVJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zoXfaY0XhU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y91flkGcyX4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjHH_ujBIFw

Explore Like a Pirate

Engage, Enrich, and Elevate Your Learners with Gamification and Game-inspired Course Design

Author: Michael Matera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155505

Category: Education

Page: 254

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This book explores the possibilities and power of game-based learning in classrooms. It explains why and how game-based learning effectively engages students, focuses on how students can be empowered to take control of their learning, and provides a field guide with practical ideas and examples that can be applied or adapted to any classroom.

Hacking Education

10 Quick Fixes for Every School

Author: Mark Barnes,Jennifer Gonzalez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104909

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow? You have problems, but you don't have time for a 5-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don't need a committee or another meeting. You need Hackers-experienced educators who understand your school's problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they've been overlooked. Hacking Education is the book that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for--the one that actually solves problems. Read it today-fix it tomorrow! In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker's mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School--solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately. Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate: Hours of wasted meeting time Classroom management issues Interruptions in planning time The need for more books Negative attitudes Technology issues If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a Hacker's mentality. Discover How to Solve Problems with Pineapple Charts The 360 Spreadsheet Glass Classrooms Track Records Marigold Committees The TQZ More Impactful Hacks Not Your Average Education Book Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you'll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula: The Problem The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this) Are you ready to fix your school and your classroom? Get Hacking Education now, and solve your biggest problems tomorrow.

The Innovator's Mindset

Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Author: George Couros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986155499

Category: Child development

Page: 252

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The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed.

Spark Learning

3 Keys to Embracing the Power of Student Curiosity

Author: Ramsey Musallam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444134

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Inspired by his popular TED Talk "3 Rules to Spark Learning," this book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and Ramsey's personal story to empower you to improve your students' learning experiences by inspiring inquiry and harnessing its benefits. If you want to engage students, this is the book for you.

The Wild Card

7 Steps to an Educator's Creative Breakthrough

Author: Wade King,Hope King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781946444752

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Page: 262

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Experience a Creative Breakthrough in Your Classroom Have you ever wished you were more creative... or that your students were more engaged in your lessons? The Wild Card is your step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. Even if you've never painted a portrait or written a poem, you can create unforgettable lessons that help your learners retain content. In this book, Wade and Hope King show you how to draw on your authentic self--your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths--to deliver your content creatively. The seven steps in The Wild Card will give you the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom. You'll learn... Why the deck is not stacked against you, no matter what kind of hand you've been dealt Why you should never listen to the Joker How to identify the "Ace up your sleeve" and use it to create classroom magic How to apply the "Rules of Rigor" in order to fuse creativity with learning How to become the Wild Card that changes the game for your students "This book is a teacher wonderland of ideas, inspiration, and mind-blowing magic." --Ron Clark, New York Times bestselling author and cofounder, Ron Clark Academy "Hope and Wade provide powerful, proven, practical steps to discovering the creativity inside of us all." --Kim Bearden, cofounder and executive director, Ron Clark Academy, author of LA Times bestselling Crash Course "Wade and Hope King challenge, equip, and emPOWER you to create lessons that bring light (not dread) to your students' eyes." --Jason David Frank, actor, Power Ranger, and eighth-degree black belt martial artist "These pages are full of real-life stories that will pull you in and challenge you to your core." --Amy Lemons, educator and blogger SetTheStageToEngage.com

Dive Into Inquiry

Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice

Author: Trevor MacKenzie

Publisher: Edtechteam Press

ISBN: 9781945167140

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Want to make learning more meaningful in your classroom? Looking to better prepare your students for the world of tomorrow? Keen to help learners create authentic connections to the world around them? Dive into Inquiry beautifully marries the voice and choice of inquiry with the structure and support required to optimise learning for students and get the results educators desire. With Dive into Inquiry you'll gain an understanding of how to best support your learners as they shift from a traditional learning model into the inquiry classroom where student agency is fostered and celebrated each and every day. This book strikes a perfect balance of meaningful pedagogy, touching narrative, helpful processes, original student examples, and rich how-to lesson plans all to get you going on bringing inquiry into your classroom. After reading this book educators will feel equipped to design their own inquiry units in a scaffolded manner that promote a gradual shift of control of learning from the teacher to the learner. Exploring student passions, curiosities, and interests and having these shape essential questions, units of study, and performance tasks are all covered in this powerful book. Learn to keep track of the many inquiry topics in your classroom and have students take ownership over their learning like never before! Trevor MacKenzie provides readers with a strong understanding of the Types of Student Inquiry and proposes a framework that best prepares both educators and learners for sharing the unpacking of curriculum in the classroom as they work together towards co-constructing a strong Free Inquiry unit. Helpful illustrations for in-class use, examples of essential questions from a variety of disciplines, practical goals for making progress in adopting inquiry into your practice, and powerful student learning on display throughout, Dive into Inquiry will energize, inspire, and transform your classroom!