Hacking Leadership

10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love

Author: Joe Sanfelippo,Tony Sinanis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570525

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for each, while showing you how to lead from the middle.
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Hacking Education

10 Quick Fixes for Every School

Author: Mark Barnes,Jennifer Gonzalez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104909

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 7920

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Committees The TQZ More Impactful Hacks Not Your Average Education Book Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies.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.
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The Power of Branding

Telling Your School's Story

Author: Tony Sinanis,Joseph Sanfelippo

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148337193X

Category: Education

Page: 72

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Turn a spotlight on what’s great about your school! Inform, engage, and support your school community with this step-by-step guide in the Connected Educators Series. Begin exploring the benefits of branding and create an action plan for sharing the excellent things unfolding in your classroom, school, or district. Includes concrete suggestions and in-depth case studies that will help you: Artfully create a brand name, symbol or design Share great events using blogs and more Empower all stakeholders, including students Teach digital citizenship K-12 Use this all-inclusive guide to start sharing just how special your school is!
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Hacking Assessment

10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School

Author: Starr Sackstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104916

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 3986

How to Go Gradeless -- Assessment That Makes Learning Visible. It's time to shift the conversation and make learning visible. Now, you can easily stop reducing students to a number, letter, or any label that misrepresents learning. Today, you can make assessment a rich, ongoing conversation that inspires learning.
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Motivating & Inspiring Teachers

The Educational Leader's Guide for Building Staff Morale

Author: Todd Whitaker,Beth Whitaker,Dale Lumpa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317930703

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Like the best-selling first edition, this book is filled with strategies to motivate your staff and maintain a high level of energy at your school. This guide will help all educators approach work every day in an enthusiastic, focused, and positive state of mind. This book will help you: -Motivate your faculty with the Friday Focus--a staff memo that works! -Understand the power of praise and how to best utilize it every day -Make sure staff meetings, teacher evaluation, and daily activities raise the energy level in your school -Maximize the holidays, open house nights, and other special events the make your staff feel special
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Learning Transformed

8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Author: Eric C. Sheninger,Thomas C. Murray

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416623892

Category: Education

Page: 163

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With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice. International security, the success of global economies, and sustainability as a global society all depend on the success of our education system in the years to come. It’s our obligation to prepare our students for their future—not our past. Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keys—each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning—to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. Failure is not an option. We can no longer wait. Let Learning Transformed show you how you can be a part of the solution. The authors encourage you to use the hashtag #LT8Keys to continue the discussion online.
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The Principal 50

Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Author: Baruti K. Kafele

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620168

Category: Education

Page: 112

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"Why do I lead?" With this deceptively simple question, best-selling author Baruti K. Kafele begins a powerful examination of what it takes to make a school community achieve the greatest success in the classroom and beyond. In The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, Kafele, a veteran school administrator, guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do. Along with many other insights, this book shows how best to • Inspire and motivate students, teachers, and other school staff to approach their work with vigor and purpose; • Ensure that all students, regardless of color, creed, or origin, are valued and represented in the school culture; • Focus mission and vision statements to address students' most critical needs and integrate shared values and objectives into the fabric of the school; and • Engage parents and other community members so that they feel a stake in the school's success. Brimming with passion, written from the heart, and informed by hard-earned experience, this transformative book is essential reading for principals and other building-level administrators determined to reinvigorate their practice, revitalize their staff, and--most importantly--guarantee the strongest outcomes for students.
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Hacking Early Learning

10 Building Blocks to Success in Pre-K-3 That All Teachers and School Leaders Should Know

Author: Jessica Cabeen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948212021

Category: Education

Page: 202

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In Hacking Early Learning, Kindergarten school leader, early childhood education specialist, and Minnesota State Principal of the Year Jessica Cabeen provides strategies for teachers, principals, and district administrators for best practices in preschool through third grade, including connecting these strategies to all grade levels.
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School Leadership that Works

From Research to Results

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Timothy Waters,Brian A. McNulty

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416602275

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 8107

Describes a variety of leadership responsibilities that have an effect on student achievement.
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Hacking Engagement

50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily

Author: James Alan Sturtevant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104961

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 600

Are you ready to engage learners like never before? Student engagement is the key to success for every teacher, and this is your engagement strategy blueprint. Boring lessons and assignments will disappear forever when you learn to build student avatars, banish blandness, ride the podcast tide, and become a total engagement guru. Many students are bored and disengaged Teachers are handcuffed by outdated textbooks, standardized curriculum, and disinterested students. What if you could solve these problems immediately and excite even your most reluctant learner daily? Read it Today and Engage tomorrow! 33-year veteran teacher, author, presenter, and engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant makes it easy, with incredible teacher tips and tools for both the veteran and student teacher--50 engagement tools that you can begin using right now, with no special training or boring professional development. Easily rebrand your class and connect with all students Are you the teacher students "hate"? Do kids groan when they walk into your classroom? Engaging learners is all about connecting and making education fun. With Sturtevant's education tips and creative teaching tools, students will rebrand you and your class as their favorites. Best of all, they'll engage with every lesson you teach, every single day! 50 Tips and Tools Unlike other education books that weigh you down with archaic research and impossible-to-implement strategies, Hacking Engagement, the 7th book in the popular Hack Learning Series, provides 50 unique, exciting, and actionable tips and tools that you can apply right now. And there's something here for every teacher--no matter what grade or subject you teach. Try one of these amazing engagement strategies tomorrow: Engage the Enraged Create Celebrity Couple Nicknames Hash out a Hashtag Empower Students to Help You Uncover Your Biases Avoid the Great War on Yoga Pants Let Your Freak Flag Fly Become a Proponent of the Exponent Trade Blah, Blah, Blah for Zen Transform Your Class into a Focus Group Commit to Engagement Try at least one tip or tool now and witness an amazing transformation in your classroom and school. Are you ready to engage? Scroll up and grab your copy of Hacking Engagement now.
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Hacking Homework

10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom

Author: Starr Sackstein,Connie Hamilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104978

Category: Education

Page: 186

View: 700

World-renowned author/educator Starr Sackstein changed how teachers view traditional grades. Now she's teaming with veteran educator, curriculum director, and international presenter Connie Hamilton to bring you10 powerful strategies for teachers and parents that promise to inspire independent learning at home, without punishments or low grades."
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Hacking Project Based Learning

10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Ross Cooper,Erin Murphy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998570518

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 9455

It's time to say Yes to PBL Project Based Learning can be messy, complicated, and downright scary. When done right, though, PBL and Inquiry are challenging, inspiring and fun for students. Best of all, when project-based learning is done right, it actually makes the teacher's job easier.
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Hacking Literacy

5 Ways To Turn Any Classroom Into a Culture of Readers

Author: Gerard Dawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986104954

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

View: 6136

In Hacking Literacy, classroom teacher, author, and readingconsultant Gerard Dawson reveals 5 simple ways any educator or parent can turn even the most reluctant reader into a thriving, enthusiastic lover of books."
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The Principal's Guide to the First 100 Days of the School Year

Creating Instructional Momentum

Author: Shawn Joseph

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317924940

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5137

For veteran principals, new principals, and aspiring principals, this book is a valuable resource for building instructional momentum during the beginning of the school year. Educational leadership expert Shawn Joseph guides administrators through five key areas: Vision Instructional Leadership Politics Data Planning With detailed timelines, practical advice, and ready-to-use resources, Joseph explains the essential steps to leadership success that will continue throughout the school year. Supplemental Downloads available to book-buyers!
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Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 591

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.
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Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design

Author: Mizuko Ito,Kris Gutiérrez,Sonia Livingstone,Bill Penuel,Jean Rhodes,Katie Salen,Juliet Schor,Julian Sefton-Green,S. Craig Watkins

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0988725509

Category: Education

Page: 92

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This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” It advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement. This model is based on evidence that the most resilient, adaptive, and effective learning involves individual interest as well as social support to overcome adversity and provide recognition. This report investigates how we can use new media to foster the growth and sustenance of environments that support connected learning in a broad-based and equitable way. This report also offers a design and reform agenda, grounded in a rich understanding of child development and learning, to promote and test connected learning theories. The research is conducted as part of the Connected Learning Research Network, supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative. The research network is an interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, designers, and practitioners to advance an evidence-driven approach to learning, the design of learning environments, and educational reform that addresses contemporary problems of educational equity.
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Structure and Inference in Classical Planning

Author: Nir Lipovetzky

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312466219

Category: Computers

Page: 180

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Classical planning is the problem of finding a sequence of actions for achieving a goal from an initial state assuming that actions have deterministic effects. The most effective approach for finding such plans is based on heuristic search guided by heuristics extracted automatically from the problem representation. In this thesis, we introduce alternative approaches for performing inference over the structure of planning problems that do not appeal to heuristic functions, nor to reductions to other formalisms such as SAT or CSP. We show that many of the standard benchmark domains can be solved with almost no search or a polynomially bounded amount of search, once the structure of planning problems is taken into account. In certain cases we can characterize this structure in terms of a novel width parameter for classical planning.
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Tap, Click, Read

Growing Readers in a World of Screens

Author: Lisa Guernsey,Michael H. Levine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119091896

Category: Education

Page: 304

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With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes – if we ensure that the media at children's fingertips is harnessed to promote the skills and knowledge that enable reading, instead of undermining them. Tap, Click, Read helps educators and parents become more successful at supporting young children's early literacy skills in the "digital wild west." With compelling text, videos, and interactive graphics, the book answers such questions as: In what ways could new technologies promote the adult-child interactions that help children develop language and literacy skills that help them become strong readers? Who are the pioneers in this field? What will it take to create a future in which parents and teachers become adept at using media to build a foundation for children's reading? Beyond traditional literacy, what are the digital competencies that today's young children will need to master in an increasingly complex and interconnected world? The authors provide findings from an ongoing examination of the app marketplace that identifies bright spots and pitfalls--a first-of-its-kind analysis, providing statistics on what kind of reading and other early learning apps are on offer in the free-for-all of the Apple app store and Google Play marketplaces. They also provide toolkits (such as e-media resource lists and community audit worksheets) for schools and community organizations to use as they foster literacy-focused relationships with parents and build high-tech learning spaces for tomorrow's readers. Rather than telling parents and teachers to push technology to the margins, Tap, Click, Read shows them how to put technology to work in serving children's needs and helping to address the crippling problem of low reading skills across the country.
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Hacking the Common Core

10 Strategies for Amazing Learning in a Standardized World

Author: Michael Fisher, (In

Publisher: Times 10 Publications

ISBN: 9780986104923

Category:

Page: 134

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There Is Nothing Common About This Common Core Book It's finally here: a book that unravels the Common Core State Standards, exposes the myths, and shows educators and parents exactly how to bring back the fun to teaching and learning--even in a standardized world. In "Hacking the Common Core," longtime teacher and CCSS specialist Michael Fisher reveals 10 amazing hacks for teaching the Core in all subjects. The Common Core Is Not Evil, but. . . Fisher explains how the CCSS are not evil, while demonstrating their limitations, particularly when teachers trust a vendor product over their own professionalism. Getting to the CORE of contemporary instructional practice and undoing the mass hysteria following the Common Core implementation are both the heart of this book. What All Education Stakeholders Will LearnHow to bring literature back to the classroomThe truth about close readingWhat the instructional shifts really mean for instructional designWhy we must ditch "Rigor" in favor of "Vigor"How to fix vocabulary with "Morecabulary"How to upgrade the verbThe problem with the one-size-fits-all mentalityWhy parents need to understand the Common Core Change How You Teach "Hacking the Common Core" is the book that every teacher who feels handcuffed by standards and testing has been waiting for. It's time to take back your class, engage all learners, and be amazing for your students. The Hack Learning Formula The Hack Learning Series formula is perfect for Hacking the Common Core. Forget everything you've heard about standardization and the Core. Fisher throws out or upgrades most information and strategies, and in classic Hack Learning style, he gives you: The Problem (a single writing issue that needs a Hacker's mentality) The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary; you can make writing immediately) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, people have actually done this) Are you ready to bring the fun back to learning? Scroll up and and click the Buy button now
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Knowmad Society

Author: John Moravec

Publisher: Education Futures LLC

ISBN: 0615742092

Category:

Page: 272

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Knowmad Society explores the future of learning, work, and how we relate with each other in a world driven by accelerating change, value networks, and the rise of knowmads. Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers: Creative, imaginative, and innovative people who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The jobs associated with 21st century knowledge and innovation workers have become much less specific concerning task and place, but require more value-generative applications of what they know. The office as we know it is gone. Schools and other learning spaces will follow next. In this book, nine authors from three continents, ranging from academics to business leaders, share their visions for the future of learning and work. Educational and organizational implications are uncovered, experiences are shared, and the contributors explore what it's going to take for individuals, organizations, and nations to succeed in Knowmad Society.
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