Lead Like a PIRATE

Lead Like a PIRATE Author Shelley Burgess
ISBN-10 1946444006
Release 2017-03-15
Pages 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.



Learn Like a Pirate

Learn Like a Pirate Author Paul Solarz
ISBN-10 098821766X
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 250
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"QR codes provide additional Pirate resources!"--Page 4 of cover.



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.



Renegade Leadership

Renegade Leadership Author Brad Gustafson
ISBN-10 9781506334233
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 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.



Play Like a PIRATE

Play Like a PIRATE Author Quinn Rollins
ISBN-10 0986155543
Release 2016-02-01
Pages 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.



Explore Like a PIRATE

Explore Like a PIRATE Author Michael Matera
ISBN-10 0986155500
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 229
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Are you ready to transform your classroom into an experiential work that flourishes on collaboration and creativity? Then set sail with classroom game designer and educator Michael Matera as he reveals the possibilities and power of game-based learning. In Explore Like a PIRATE, Matera serves as your experienced guide to help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum. Part one debunks common myths and fears about gamification and explains why and how game-based learning effectively engages students in any subject or grade level. Part two focuses on how you can empower students to take control of their learning. You'll also learn all about the different kinds of players in your classroom - and how to inspire them to set and achieve big goals. Part three is an all-in-one treasure chest, tool box, and field guide. Packed with ideas and examples that can be applied or adapted to any classroom - from badges and points, to mini-games and yearlong adventures - this is a resource you'll return to again and again.



Bold Moves for Schools

Bold Moves for Schools Author Heidi Hayes Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781416623632
Release 2017-03-10
Pages 210
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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary? Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions—and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies—antiquated, classical, and contemporary—authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K–12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space—both physical and virtual—time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles: * self-navigating professional learner, * social contractor, * media critic and media maker, * innovative designer, * globally connected citizen, and * advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.



P Is for Pirate

P Is for Pirate Author Dave Burgess
ISBN-10 0988217643
Release 2014-11-21
Pages 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.



Start Right Now

Start  Right  Now Author Todd Whittaker
ISBN-10 0996989684
Release 2016-12-31
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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.



The Growth Mindset Coach

The Growth Mindset Coach Author Annie Brock
ISBN-10 9781612436265
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 224
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A COMPLETE AND EASY-TO-FOLLOW GUIDE FOR INSPIRING EVERY STUDENT WITH THE POWER OF GROWTH MINDSET Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students’ potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. The Growth Mindset Coach provides all you need to foster a growth mindset classroom, including: • A Month-by-Month Program • Research-Based Activities • Hands-On Lesson Plans • Real-Life Educator Stories • Constructive Feedback • Sample Parent Letters Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.



Teach Like Finland 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Teach Like Finland  33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms Author Timothy D. Walker
ISBN-10 9781324001263
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 240
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Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. How does Finnish education—with short school days, light homework loads, and little standardized testing—produce students who match the PISA scores of high-powered, stressed-out kids in Asia? When Timothy D. Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school, he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finland’s schools. Walker wrote about several of those discoveries, and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation. Here, he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland's best practices. Remarkably, Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K-12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States. From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment, this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world's most lauded school system. His message is simple but profound: these Finland-inspired strategies can be used in the U.S. and other countries. No educator—or parent of a school-aged child—will want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book.



Evocative Coaching

Evocative Coaching Author Bob Tschannen-Moran
ISBN-10 0470630922
Release 2010-06-18
Pages 368
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There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit www.SchoolTransformation.com.



Hacking Leadership

Hacking Leadership Author Joe Sanfelippo
ISBN-10 0986104949
Release 2016-06-11
Pages 158
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In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how toincrease learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. Theyidentify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle."



The Innovator s Mindset

The Innovator s Mindset Author George Couros
ISBN-10 0986155497
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 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.



School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired Author Steve Gruenert
ISBN-10 9781416619901
Release 2015-01-16
Pages 170
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Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning--it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including * "Culture-busting" strategies to help teachers adopt positive attitudes, outlooks, and behaviors; * A framework for pinpointing the type of culture you have, the type that you want, and the actions you need to take to bridge the two; * Tips for hiring, training, and retaining teachers who will actively work to improve your school's culture; and * Instructions on how to create and implement a successful School Culture Rewiring Team. Though often invisible to the naked eye, a school's culture influences everything that takes place under its roof. Whether your school is urban or rural, prosperous or struggling, School Culture Rewired is the ultimate guide to making sure that the culture in your school is guided first and foremost by what's best for your students.



A Leader s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

A Leader s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom Author John R. Wink
ISBN-10 1942496923
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 248
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To ensure learning for all students, schools must first build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders. Benefits Learn why teachers need to know their students as deeply as they know the lessons they share with these students if they want to maximize learning. Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning. Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience. Learn how the author's Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for teacher improvement and growth. Contents About the Author Introduction 1 Every Teacher Counts 2 Leading for Excellence--Learning Resources 3 Leading for Excellence--Classroom Routines and Procedures 4 Leading for Excellence--Relationships for Learning 5 Leading for Excellence--Student Engagement 6 Leading for Excellence--Rigor and Mastery 7 Leading for Excellence--Creative Strategies for Individual Students 8 Leading for Excellence--Teacher Leadership References and Resources Index



Your School Rocks So Tell People

Your School Rocks    So Tell People Author Ryan McLane
ISBN-10 0986155527
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 122
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"Nothing..". How many times each week do your students respond to the question, "What happened at school today?" with that single, uninspiring, and untrue word? As school principals, Ryan McLane and Eric Lowe know that if schools rely on students to keep their parents informed, they risk parents believing that nothing special is happening at school - when quite the opposite is true. Great things are happening in your school every day! It's time to tell people! Your School Rocks... So Tell People! is a practical guide to using social media tools to keep your students' families and community connected, informed, and excited about what's going on in your school. Packed with tips and insights from educators who are effectively using social media, Your School Rocks... So Tell People! will inspire you to find the communication tools that work best for your school community. You'll learn: Where you'll find your "audience" online How video newsletters can help you save time (and paper) Why you don't have to be afraid of Facebook and blog comments How to engage students in learning activities outside normal school hours How simple images and words can inspire students How to save money using powerful and free social media tools And much more! With more than 70 immediately actionable tips, easy to follow instructions, and links to video tutorials, Your School Rocks... So Tell People! equips teachers and administrators to create communication strategies that are doable and effective.