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Turn students into learning superheroes!

Like we see in the movies, no two superheroes learn to use their powers in the exact same way. Each of your students has superpowers hidden inside, and you hold the keys to unlock them. With this cutting-edge handbook, you'll turn your classroom into a place where students don't just receive an education—they use their powers to create it.

Discover specific, ready-to-use instructional journeys designed to foster an inquiry-based, student-driven learning environment. Each research-based journey: Supports one of the six student superpowers: Wondering, Curating, Designing, Digital Inking, Gaming, and Connecting; Encourages students to think deeply; as required by the CCSS and NGSS; Includes step-by-step lesson frameworks, aligned with the Common Core, that fit into your regular day

Tear through the obstacles of achievement ...

The Superpower Audit: How Am I Doing?
The superpower audit: How Am I doing?

WE SHOULD NOT JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR PEAK OF EXCELLENCE; BUT BY THE DISTANCE THEY HAVE TRAVELED FROM THE POINT WHERE THEY STARTED.

—HENRY WARD BEECHER (N.D.)
How Can I Track Progress?

Transforming your classroom takes focus and attention, but it's worth it. Classrooms where students own their learning tend to have fewer behavior problems and a more pleasant classroom climate (Lai, 2011). Further, Marzano's (2003) research reminds us that teachers are the number one factor affecting student achievement in the classroom. The goal is to shift your practice, putting kids in control of their learning. In short, your hard work will have a big impact on student learning and make your teaching experience ...

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