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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 Know If Our Students Are Learning? How to Assess and Motivate Students
How do we know if our students are learning? How to assess and motivate students

“Assessment is not the destination. It is a marker on the journey of learning, establishing where we are and where we need to go.”

—Nic Cooper

“Wait! Let me think! Now I get it!” Mark, a third grader who was on the verge of dropping out mentally because of frustrations and bad grades, responded to his teacher's gentle questioning that encouraged him to take a second look and think about what he had written. Mark suddenly discovered that he could figure things out on his own and self-correct his work. He was excited to find out the task ...

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