My goal in Passionate Learners is to help teachers give an authentic voice to their students and then be better at listening to what they have to say. Too often we leave students out of the education conversation. This book sets out to change that.
In Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students, Pernille Ripp shares how she changed her teaching to create a student-driven classroomâ€”and how her kids changed along with her. To celebrate this exciting book for educators, Powerful Learning Press is offering a $3 PRE-BUY discount through April 7.
In this interview, author-educator Sue Stephenson talks about the power of laughter, humor and joy to transform schools and the lives of children. “The work I continue to do in professional learning communities, school culture and intervention,” she says, “is based on the belief that without an atmosphere of happiness and trust, no PLC will be able to sustain itself over time.”
We need to get happiness back into kidsâ€™ lives, says retired principal and school culture consultant Sue Stephenson. “In our 21st century world, media, particularly social media, guarantee that todayâ€™s children are bombarded with serious and even frightening issues.” In this excerpt from her book Kidding Around, Stephenson highlights ideas and resources to help students achieve a positive outlook and more success.
Marsha Ratzel says her book Teaching in High Gear is about building “an updated version of my teacher self” to be responsive to 21st century student needs. We ask her 5 questions about the book and her journey to make her teaching practice “student driven” and “inquiry based.”