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 and show your students that anything is possible!

“Ferguson and Swanson explain why tapping into student competencies is imperative and show the road-map for matching engaging activities to specific standards. So many books on the market explain why a shift is needed; this one gives you the tools to do it.”

—Erin Klein, Teacher

Michigan Reading Association, Bloomfield Hills

Unleashing Student Superpowersis an amazing resource for the creation and enhancement of student-centered classroom environments that focus on high-level questioning, inquiry, and passion-based learning. Each Superpower theme provides linkages to the Common Core and flexible lesson plans that promote relevant skills for students' learning.”

—Victoria Olson, Teacher

West Langley Elementary School, Canada

Anything Is Possible: So Why Do Our Classrooms Have So Many Limits?

Anything is possible: So why do our classrooms have so many limits?

THE WHOLE POINT OF FORMAL EDUCATION IS TO PREPARE FOR OTHER TIMES AND OTHER PLACES, NOT JUST TO GET BETTER IN THE CLASSROOM. WHAT WE LEARN TODAY IS NOT FOR TODAY BUT FOR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. SOMETIMES THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME AS TODAY, BUT IT VERY OFTEN ISN'T.

—DAVID PERKINS (2012, P. 12)

I now sit on an airplane with my laptop connected to airline-friendly high speed Internet. From a tiny chair thousands of feet in the air, I'm tweeting casually with colleagues in South Carolina, Indonesia, and Philadelphia while watching the latest viral video on YouTube.

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