For 21st Century Educators – The New Rules Of Student Engagement
It’s time to throw out the old rulebook. Today’s classroom demands teacher innovation, embracing of new technology, and rejection of outdated practices, especially when someone tells you it’s “always been done” a certain way.
Meet Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year. Stumpenhorst’s orthodoxy-challenging methods have produced outstanding student outcomes, and in these pages he details how to maximize teacher effectiveness by thinking outside the box:
- Build student relationships on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment
- Rethink homework and letter grades, which—in their current forms—are harming learning
- Leverage technology by not treating it as a “shiny toy”, but rather understand its power as a tool for rapid progress
Educators who welcome large-scale change are about to pull ahead of those who don’t.
"Josh Stumpenhorst is an all-star teacher. And the advice he provides for his colleagues comes from his own authentic experience in the classroom and from a place of deep respect for students and learning. For new teachers in search of mentoring, this book is the place to start.”
- Daniel H. Pink, Author
"The dynamic changes in society have fundamentally altered our learners, resulting in a system that no longer meets their needs. Josh Stumpenhorst not only provides a plan to right the ship, but backs it up by including numerous strategies that have been successfully implemented."
-Eric Sheninger, Author and Award-Winning Principal
“Josh clarifies the goals most salient to the teaching profession, while providing solutions to entrenched challenges. Any teacher, new or veteran, will rethink their classroom after reading this book.”
-Angela Maiers, Educator and Author