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Discover powerful ways to connect with your students!

All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control, dictating guidelines, and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, Developing a Learning Classroom explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts?relationships, relevance, and rigor. Discover how you can: Develop an interactive learning mindset; Create a safe environment where students question, explore, and discover; Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style; Use student input to create classroom practices and procedures; Apply brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged; Use student surveys and a personal education plan to improve learning environments

Filled with classroom stories, starter worksheets, and action steps, this book reveals the secrets to transforming an ordinary classroom into an extraordinary learning community!

How Do We Teach Our Students? How to Engage Students in Their Own Learning with Rigor and Relevance
How do we teach our students? How to engage students in their own learning with rigor and relevance

“Learning is created by the learner.”

—Betty K. Garner

“What do you see?” Andy, an experienced seventh-grade teacher, asked his students after attending a seminar on teaching and reaching students. This was the first day of a unit on ancient civilizations, and he was experimenting with an approach he learned about in the seminar. He had posted an assortment of pictures around of the room. One student said, “I see a bunch of pictures about Egypt, Rome, Greece, Mayan, or Inca stuff.” The others sat passively waiting for the teacher to start ...

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