The best educators never stop learning about their students or their craft. In this second volume of the Routledge Great Educators Series, ten of education’s most inspiring thought-leaders come together to bring you their top suggestions for improving your students’ learning in the classroom and your own professional learning as an educator.
You’ll gain fresh insights on learning how to…
· Influence others and make a greater impact as a leader. (Todd Whitaker)
· “Unlearn" traditional practices that no longer serve our students. (Jeffrey Zoul)
· Be vulnerable and willing to learn from and with colleagues. (Jimmy Casas)
· Master your emotional intelligence to improve people skills. (Sanée Bell)
· Shift the focus from grading to standards-based learning. (Garnet Hillman)
· Create student-centered learning environments with flexible seating. (Kayla Dornfeld)
· Balance the role of technology in your life and plug in more intentionally. (Jessica Cabeen)
· Focus on the non-negotiables for success with the hardest-to-reach kids. (Brian Mendler)
· Apply a cross-curricular, design-thinking approach to your curriculum. (Erin Klein)
· Connect with colleagues and students for true collaboration. (Derek McCoy)
The book’s practical strategies and stories will inspire you on your journey to make a difference in students’ lives.
Table of Contents
1. Learning to Lead
2. Schools that Unlearn
3. Learn For and With Others
4. Learning How to Tune Into Your Emotional Intelligence
5. Shifting the Focus to Standards-Based Learning
6. Creating Student-Centered Learning Environments
7. Learning to Balance the Role of Technology in Your Life
8. Learning the Non-Negotiables for Success with Kids
9. Learning to Apply a Cross-Curricular, Design-Thinking Approach
10. Learning by Connecting with Others
Jimmy Casas (@casas_jimmy) is a national education consultant, author, and presenter with 22 years of school leadership experience at the secondary level. He served 14 years as principal at Bettendorf High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the best high schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report.
Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker and Katherine Whitaker.
Jeffrey Zoul (@Jeff_Zoul) is a lifelong teacher, learner, author, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff is president of ConnectEDD, an organization specializing in educational conferences, professional learning, consulting, and coaching.