Two insightful eBooks about laughter and learning, authored and co-authored by veteran principal Sue Stephenson, are being offered for the first time in digital format this week at the Powerful Learning Press online bookstore. To celebrate the launch, PL Press is offering a $2 discount through Friday, February 21st. Just enter the coupon code LAUGHING for either book or the bundle!
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.”
Join Marsha Ratzel, author of Teaching in High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, John Norton, managing editor of PLPress, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, co-founder and CEO of Powerful Learning Practice, and other PLPeeps for a live webinar about student-driven learning. If you’d like to participate, register here. In Teaching in High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, middle...
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.”
In the Foreword to Teaching in HIgh Gear (Powerful Learning Press, 2013), classroom teacher, author and popular blogger Bill Ferriter captures the essence of Marsha Ratzel’s story and the core reason why this is an important read for any teacher who is restless to move kids into the classroom driver’s seat.
We at Powerful Learning Press are thrilled to announce the release of a game-changing interactive eBook about connected teaching and learning. In Teaching in High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry-Based Science Classroom, middle grades teacher Marsha Ratzel describes how she acquired the knowledge and skills to evolve her classroom from a traditional “teacher at the top” environment to a space where students are eager to accept ownership of their learning adventure.