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The Best Leadership Books
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Books for Progressive Teachers
Throw out old-school traditional teaching methods and engage learners like never before
Best Books in EdTech
Modern education technology that will blow your mind and empower your students
Hack Learning Series
Teachers, Leaders, Parents: You've got problems and Hack Learning has answers
Great Books For Parents
Books that solve parenting problems while making you the best parent you can be

Classroom management is never a problem for the teachers they make movies about

Want a class like theirs, no matter what grade or subject you teach or how many students you have?

Learn the 10 ideas you can use today to create the classroom any great movie teacher would love

Utah English Teacher of the Year and sought-after speaker Mike Roberts brings you 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks that will make your classroom the place to be for all your students. He shows you how to create an amazing learning environment that actually makes discipline, rules, and consequences obsolete, no matter if you're a new teacher or a 30-year veteran.

Teachers they make movies about are innovative, engaging, and beloved

Hacking Classroom Management is about putting the F word--FUN--into your teaching, and Mike Roberts shows you how to do this, while meeting your standards and teaching your curriculum.

Hacking Classroom Management shows you how to

  • Build lasting relationships with your students
  • Maximize teaching time
  • Reduce behavior issues
  • Enhance student ownership
  • Improve parental involvement

Experts love the Movie Teacher philosophy

"No matter what grade you teach, there's something of great value inside. Two Big Thumbs UP " -Alan Sitomer, CA Teacher of the Year and Author of Short Writes

"Immensely fun and illuminating to read " -Jeffery D. Wilhelm, Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University

"Hollywood might not make a movie about you, even if you read and apply every suggestion in this book, but you and your students are much more likely to feel like classroom stars because of it." -Chris Crowe, English Professor at BYU, Past President of ALAN, author of Death Coming Up the Hill, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case; Mississippi Trial, 1955; and many other YA books

Wave Goodbye to classroom management issues
Grab Hacking Classroom Management today, become a movie teacher tomorrow, and forget about classroom management FOREVER

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Movie teachers never have problems with classroom management

Parenting Just Got Simpler

Because mantras bring peace to the process

You throw out consequences willy-nilly. You're tired of solutions that are all or nothing. You're frustrated with the daily chaos. Enter Parent Mantras, invaluable parenting anchors wrapped in tidy packages. These will become your go-to tools to calm your mind, focus your parenting, and concentrate on what you want for your kids.

Connect with your child like never before

Parenting author, educator, and presenter Kimberley Moran works tirelessly to find best practices for simplifying parenting and maximizing parent-child communication. Using 10 Parent Mantras as cues to stop and reset, Moran shares concrete ways to parent with intention and purpose, without losing your cool, creating better parent-child connections.

With Parent Mantras, you'll be able to:

  • Balance immediate needs with end goals
  • Grow your child's independence
  • Engender trust and honesty
  • Let your decisions stand
  • Set boundaries with confidence
  • Locate practical resources for support

Bonus: Parent Resource Notebook

The PRN includes sample pages that parents can use as models for implementing mantras. These models are accompanied by blank templates you can actually write on, creating your own notebook pages that serve as your go-to guide for those difficult situations that are unique to you and your children.

Keep Hacking Parenthood and the included Parent Resource Notebook with you at all times. It's like having your own playbook for parenting teens and children of all ages.

Ready to find your mantra?

Grab Hacking Parenthood today; find your mantra, and hone in on what matters most, when raising kids feels out of control.

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Mantras Simplify Parenting Like Nothing Else

In Peer Feedback in the Classroom, National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein explores the powerful role peer feedback can play in learning and teaching. Peer feedback gives students control over their learning, increases their engagement and self-awareness as learners, and frees up the teacher to provide targeted support where it's needed.

Drawing from the author's successful classroom practices, this compelling book will help you
  • Gain a deeper understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like and how it can be used as a tool for learning.
  • Establish a respectful, student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing.
  • Teach students to be adept peer strategists who can pinpoint areas of needed growth and move forward with specific strategies for improvement.
  • Develop cooperative student expert groups to help sustain effective peer feedback throughout the year.
  • Use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

The book also includes extended reflections that express, in students' and teachers' own words, the approach's powerful effect on their practice. Invite students to be your partners in learning, and enrich your collective classroom experience.

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Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empowering Students to Be the Experts
Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level Because innovation deserves more than one hour a week. You've heard the complaints too many times: When am I ever going to use this in the real world? Why are we learning this? When are we going to learn about something interesting? But what if your students came to class excited? What if they were passionate about their projects? What if they grasped the connection between today's work and tomorrow's careers? In classrooms across the nation, innovative teachers are employing passion-based, open-source learning to improve their student's education. In Pure Genius, Don Wettrick encourages teachers and administrators to collaborate--with experts, students, and one another--to create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning. You'll discover: Innovation brings a fresh approach to solving real problems Creative ways to work within the constraints your current budget and system Courses that offer relevant content can inspire students to learn beyond the classroom Collaborating with experts and mentors improves the learning experience for students and teachers Students must be taught and entrusted to appropriately use social media Social media is an incredible resource for inspiration and professional development Innovation is the key to equipping today's students for tomorrow's marketplace. By incorporating the concepts Don explains in Pure Genius, you can empower the next generation to be free thinkers who can create new concepts and products that can change the way we live.
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One of education's original genius hour gurus shows you how to bring genius to any class
Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. These buzz words get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today's students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working together so often? Won't all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you're teaching them to learn like PIRATES Peer collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation. Improvement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best. Responsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom. Active learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences. Twenty-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures. Empowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. You'll learn strategies for: Crafting active, relevant, and interesting lessons Creating opportunities for student leadership Providing effective and beneficial feedback Instilling confidence so students can take risks Increasing curiosity and passion for learning Incorporate the techniques and strategies Paul Solarz uses in his student-led classroom and watch your students transform into confident, collaborative leaders.
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If you teach like a pirate, you also need to learn like one
A completely revised and updated edition of America's pregnancy bible, the longest-running New York Times bestseller ever.

With 18.5 million copies in print, What to Expect When You're Expecting is read by 93% of women who read a pregnancy book and was named one of the "Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years" by USA Today.

This cover-to-cover (including the cover ) new edition is filled with must-have information, advice, insight, and tips for a new generation of moms and dads. With What to Expect's trademark warmth, empathy, and humor, it answers every conceivable question expecting parents could have, including dozens of new ones based on the ever-changing pregnancy and birthing practices and choices they face. Advice for dads is fully integrated throughout the book. All medical coverage is completely updated, including the latest on Zika virus, prenatal screening, and the safety of medications during pregnancy, as well as a brand-new section on postpartum birth control. Current lifestyle trends are incorporated, too: juice bars, raw diets, e-cigarettes, push presents, baby bump posting, the lowdown on omega-3 fatty acids, grass-fed and organic, health food fads, and GMOs. Plus expanded coverage of IVF pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding while pregnant, water and home births, and cesarean trends (including VBACs and "gentle cesareans").

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A timeless classic for both mom and dad
The ultimate "parenting bible" (The Boston Globe) with a new Foreword--and available as an eBook for the first time--a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors.

Internationally acclaimed experts on communication between parents and children, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish "are doing for parenting today what Dr. Spock did for our generation" (Parent Magazine). Now, this bestselling classic includes fresh insights and suggestions as well as the author's time-tested methods to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting relationships, including innovative ways to:
- Cope with your child's negative feelings, such as frustration, anger, and disappointment
- Express your strong feelings without being hurtful
- Engage your child's willing cooperation
- Set firm limits and maintain goodwill
- Use alternatives to punishment that promote self-discipline
- Understand the difference between helpful and unhelpful praise
- Resolve family conflicts peacefully

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Faber and Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding.

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How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
." . . a primer of the heart on how to make reading magical again." --Carol Ann Tomlinson

Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. In "The Book Whisperer," Miller takes us inside her 6th grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets, and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read combined with a program for independent reading. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books, and above all on modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors. Her zeal for reading is infectious and inspiring, and the results speak for themselves. No matter how far behind Miller's students may be when they start out, they end up reading an average of 40 books per year, achieve high scores on standardized tests, and internalize a love for reading that lasts long after they've left her class.

Travel alongside the author as she leads her students to discover the ample rewards of reading and literature. Brought to life with Miller's passionate voice, "The Book Whisperer" will help teachers support students of all levels on their path to reading success. It also includes an invaluable list of books that Miller's students most enjoy reading.

"Miller's new book, "The Book Whisperer," is a breath of fresh air. Powerful and practical, this book will support you as you change your classroom for the better while helping you to understand how to overcome current classroom cultures where some children learn and many learn to hate reading." --Richard L. Allington, Ph.D., University of Tennessee

"In "The Book Whisperer," Donalyn Miller deftly describes the inherent need children have to engage with books, intellectually and emotionally. The book is a timely and rare gift for teachers." --Ellin Oliver Keene, author and consultant

"This book reminds anyone--who is lucky enough to have loved a book--what classrooms and kids have lost in our frenzy to 'cover' content and standardize student performance in the name of reading. This is a primer of the heart on how to make reading magical again." --Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish, Jr. Professor of Education, University of Virginia

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The book that makes every teacher turn every kid into a lifelong reader
With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is tantamount to instructional malpractice. International security, the success of global economies, and sustainability as a global society all depend on the success of our education system in the years to come. It's our obligation to prepare our students for their futurenot our past. Authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outline eight keyseach a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K12 education system of teaching and learningto intentionally design tomorrow's schools so today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. Failure is not an option. We can no longer wait. Let Learning Transformed show you how you can be a part of the solution.
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"Seasoned throughout with deep, real world experience of teaching and learning." -Sir Ken Robinson

Teachers and Leaders Need Innovative Solutions

The Hack Learning Anthology brings you the most innovative education Hacks from the first nine books in the Hack Learning Series.

Written by 12 award-winning classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, college instructors, business owners, and international presenters, Anthology is every educator's new problem-solving handbook.

The formula that is changing education

A dozen of the world's top educators tackle some of our toughest problems with the revolutionary Hack Learning Formula:

  • The Problem: An issue that appears impossible to solve
  • The Hack: A simple solution that may be difficult to see
  • What You Can Do Tomorrow: Strategies for using the Hack immediately
  • A Blueprint for Full Implementation: Strategies for capacity building
  • Overcoming Pushback: A list of objections and how to handle them
  • The Hack in Action: A quick look at someone who uses the Hack in a classroom or school

One "Hacky" Book

Hack Learning is different from anything else in education, and so is Anthology because it's both a preview of 9 other books and a full-fledged, feature-length blueprint for solving your biggest school and classroom problems.

The Hacks

  1. Create C.U.L.T.U.R.E: from Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis
  2. Teach Students to Self-Grade: from Hacking Assessment by Starr Sackstein
  3. Pineapple Charts: from Hacking Education by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez
  4. Teach Them to Tinker: from Make Writing by Angela Stockman
  5. Hash Out a Hashtag: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant
  6. Spotlight Reading in Your School: from Hacking Literacy by Gerard Dawson
  7. Amplify Student Voice: from Hacking Homework by Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton
  8. The Progress Assessment Tool (PAT): from Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
  9. Vigor Versus Rigor: from Hacking the Common Core by Michael Fisher
  10. Conclusion: Good Luck: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant

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What is Hack Learning? This anthology gives you one innovative hack from the first 9 books in the popular series

There Is Nothing Common About This Common Core Book

It's finally here: a book that unravels the Common Core State Standards, exposes the myths, and shows educators and parents exactly how to bring back the fun to teaching and learning--even in a standardized world.

In "Hacking the Common Core," longtime teacher and CCSS specialist Michael Fisher reveals 10 amazing hacks for teaching the Core in all subjects.

The Common Core Is Not Evil, but. . .

Fisher explains how the CCSS are not evil, while demonstrating their limitations, particularly when teachers trust a vendor product over their own professionalism. Getting to the CORE of contemporary instructional practice and undoing the mass hysteria following the Common Core implementation are both the heart of this book.

What All Education Stakeholders Will LearnHow to bring literature back to the classroomThe truth about close readingWhat the instructional shifts really mean for instructional designWhy we must ditch "Rigor" in favor of "Vigor"How to fix vocabulary with "Morecabulary"How to upgrade the verbThe problem with the one-size-fits-all mentalityWhy parents need to understand the Common Core

Change How You Teach

"Hacking the Common Core" is the book that every teacher who feels handcuffed by standards and testing has been waiting for. It's time to take back your class, engage all learners, and be amazing for your students.

The Hack Learning Formula

The Hack Learning Series formula is perfect for Hacking the Common Core. Forget everything you've heard about standardization and the Core. Fisher throws out or upgrades most information and strategies, and in classic Hack Learning style, he gives you:

The Problem (a single writing issue that needs a Hacker's mentality)
The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered)
What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary; you can make writing immediately)
Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)
The Hack in Action (yes, people have actually done this)

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The one book that makes teaching exciting and fun, even in a Common Core world
Getting better results on standardized tests doesn't mean you have to teach to the test and pressure students to practice rote skills. Here's a book that explains how to see better results by making students more responsible for their own learning and engaging them in project-based learning with ongoing feedback. Classroom teacher Mark Barnes introduces a results-only classroom where teachers use a combination of individual and cooperative learning activities, completed in class and over extended time, with constant feedback and opportunity to change, in order to demonstrate mastery learning.
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After a decade of traditional teaching, Mark Barnes eliminated lecture, homework, and even grades; here's what he did
Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to: - Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher - Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet - Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom - Transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you'll never look at your role as an educator the same again.
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This New York Times Bestseller got teachers around the world bringing the PIRATE attitude to school
Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.

Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

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The man who made you wonder about the Why not teaches you how to lead
Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students' natural curiosity can help further their own exploration and shape the way they learn today and in the future. The traditional system of education requires students to hold their questions and compliantly stick to the scheduled curriculum. But our job as educators is to provide new and better opportunities for our students. It's time to recognize that compliance doesn't foster innovation, encourage critical thinking, or inspire creativity--and those are the skills our students need to succeed. In The Innovator's Mindset, George Couros encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, to explore--and to become forward-thinking leaders. If we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. In other words, innovation begins with you. Ultimately, innovation is not about a skill set: it's about a mindset. The Innovator's Mindset is for you if: You are a superintendent, district administrator, or principal who wants to empower your staff to create a culture of innovation You are a school leader - at any level - and want to help students and educators become their personal best. You are a teacher who wants to create relevant learning experiences and help students develop the skills they need to be successful. You'll be inspired to: Connect with other innovative educators Support teachers and leaders as learners Tap into the strength of your learning community Create ongoing opportunities for innovation Seek more effective methods for measuring progress And, most importantly, embrace change and use it to do something amazing
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The book that puts creativity into school leadership

What happens when students actually choose to learn outside the classroom?

They become independent, lifelong learners, who never need to be told: "do your work."

It's easy when you say Goodbye to traditional homework

The research is done, the results are in, the debate is over. Kids hate homework, most parents hate homework, and many teachers only assign homework because administrators say it's school policy. Now, traditional homework is being hacked. Learning outside the classroom is being reimagined, and student engagement is better than ever.

A new vision of out-of-school learning

World-renowned author/educator Starr Sackstein has changed how teachers around the world look at traditional grades. Now she's teaming with veteran educator, curriculum director, and international presenter Connie Hamilton to bring you 10 powerful strategies for teachers and parents that promise to inspire independent learning at home, without punishments or low grades.

In Hacking Homework, Sackstein and Hamilton show you how to:

  • Work around the policies and Break Up With Daily Homework
  • Teach Organization and Responsibility in Class so it translates to home
  • Ramp up accountability and time management skills
  • Establish positive relationships to motivate learning
  • Customize Assignments to Meet Student Needs
  • Be flexible with timelines
  • Encourage Students to Play, so they'll want to work
  • Support innovation and creativity
  • Spark Curiosity Before the Lesson
  • Make connections that generate interest in learning outside the classroom
  • Use the Digital Playground and harness social media for learning
  • Amplify Student Voice and Incorporate choice in how kids learn at home
  • Team Up With Families and model instructional strategies for parents
  • Display Growth and empower students to track their improvement and display their progress

Expert educators love Hacking Homework

"Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton have assembled a book full of great answers to the question, 'How can we make homework engaging and meaningful?'" -Doug Fisher & Nancy Frey, authors/presenters

"I hope this book finds its way into the professional library of every classroom teacher and that it is also read carefully by administrators, policymakers and parents." -Ken O'Connor, author/presenter​

Are you ready to say Goodbye to traditional homework?

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Sackstein and Hamilton demonstrate how to trade in traditional homework for real learning outside of school

What if every single student loved to read?

Isn't it likely that curiosity, creativity, and achievement would skyrocket?

It's time to build a culture of readers at your school

In Hacking Literacy, classroom teacher, author, and reading consultant Gerard Dawson reveals 5 simple ways any educator or parent can turn even the most reluctant reader into a thriving, enthusiastic lover of books. Dawson cuts through outdated pedagogy and standardization, turning reading theory to practice, sharing powerful reading strategies, and providing what Hack Learning Series readers have come to expect--actionable, do-it-tomorrow strategies that can be built into long-term solutions.

Ignite lifelong readers today

The struggle to get students to read has ended. With a little commitment from teachers, parents, and school leaders, all of your students will read every single day! It all happens when you implement Gerard Dawson's powerful system, clearly outlined in this book:

  1. Focus on the Reader

  2. AdaptReading Culture to Fit Curriculum

  3. Develop a Classroom Library

  4. Implement Assessments that Build Community

  5. Spotlight Reading in Your School.

What separates Hacking Literacy from other reading instruction books?

Dawson provides step-by-step implementation strategies for putting books in kids' hands without breaking the bank and for sparking a genuine love of reading in even the most reluctant readers. This experienced, thoughtful, pragmatic classroom teacher shares amazing, real anecdotes that make you feel like you are a guest at a school filled with avid readers. Along the way, Dawson shares practical solutions that you and all stakeholders will love, using the revolutionary Hack Learning formula:

  • The Problem (a single leadership issue that needs a Hacker's mentality)
  • The Hack (a surprisingly easy solution that you've likely never considered)
  • What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary; you can lead from the middle immediately)
  • Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)
  • The Hack in Action (yes, people have actually done this)

Are you ready for your own culture of readers?
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Author/presenter Gerard Dawson shows you how to easily build a culture of readers at any school

What happens when creative writing meets the maker space?

Easy Writing and making collide, revealing the genius inside of even the most reluctant writers.

In "Make Writing," teacher, author, writing coach, Angela Stockman, turns teaching strategies and practice upside down. She spills you out of your chair, shreds your lined paper, and launches you and your writer's workshop into the maker space Who even knew this was possible? In classic Hack Learning style, Stockman provides five right-now writing strategies that reinvent instruction and inspire both young and adult writers to express ideas with tools and in ways that have rarely, if ever, been considered.

Combining Making and Writing

Many schools are converting classrooms to maker spaces--vibrant places where students demonstrate learning by constructing things, applying newly-learned skills and concepts. With inspired creativity and ingenuity, Stockman shows you how to bring modern maker moves into your writer's workshop, giving birth to a new environment that rockets writers to places that were previously unimaginable. "Make Writing" is a fast-paced journey inside Stockman's Young Writer's Studio, alongside students who learn how to write and how to make, employing Stockman's unique teaching methods.

Learn How to Enrich Writing Skills by Coaching Maker Moves: Shake them out of their seatsPlay through the processTinker with textDraft bit by bitMake words moveable and mixableConnect to real audiencesHack the writing process and repurpose your tools

Inspire Creative Writing by Remaking Your Space and Rethinking Your PlaceRedesign your classroom environment incrementally and economicallyEmbrace empty spaces and interactive boards and chartsMake writing a physical, collaborative endeavorDesign with gaming in mindCoach creative theftHost an exhibitionUnearth your own best teaching methodsReimagine writers workshop

The secret sauce

You may get caught up in the stories about young writers, but you won't get lost, as each chapter is neatly wrapped in the formula that thousands of Hack Learning Series readers have grown love: The Problem (a single writing issue that needs a Hacker's mentality)The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered)What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary; you can make writing immediately)Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)The Hack in Action (yes, people have actually done this)

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The only book that combines the maker space with writer's workshop, inspiring young writers like never before

Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow?

You have problems, but you don't have time for a 5-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don't need a committee or another meeting. You need Hackers-experienced educators who understand your school's problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they've been overlooked. Hacking Education is the book that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for--the one that actually solves problems.

Read it today-fix it tomorrow

In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker's mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School--solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate: Hours of wasted meeting time Classroom management issues Interruptions in planning time The need for more books Negative attitudes Technology issues

If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a Hacker's mentality.

Discover How to Solve Problems with Pineapple Charts The 360 Spreadsheet Glass Classrooms Track Records Marigold Committees The TQZ More Impactful Hacks

Not Your Average Education Book

Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you'll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula: The Problem The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this)

Are you ready to fix your school and your classroom?

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The inaugural book in the Hack Learning Series brings 10 powerful and quick fixes for every school

"Google It" means more than you think. What if you could leverage the full potential of Google for Education?

Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Apps are changing how we teach, learn and lead, and now more than ever, teachers, principals and district administrators must understand the power and role of Google in their spaces.

Google Apps for Education has something for everyone

G Suite -- Google Drive, Apps, Docs, Gmail, and all Google Tools -- is changing the landscape of progressive, technology-driven schools at a rapid pace that can be daunting. Google gurus Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco slow the pace and simplify the jargon with their all-in-one blueprint for everything you need to know about Google and how to use it at the classroom, school and district levels.

If you could do more with Google than search, what would it be?

Would you use Google Hangouts to connect students to cultures around the world? Would you finally achieve a paperless workflow with Classroom? Would you inform and engage stakeholders district wide through Blogger? Now, you can say Yes to all of these, because Currie, Krakower, and Rocco remove the limits in Hacking Google for Education, giving you 99 Hacks in 33 chapters, covering Google in a unique way that benefits all stakeholders.

You don't have to Google it

Learn about these tools inside Hacking Google for Education:

  1. Chrome Browser
  2. Forms
  3. Google Cardboard
  4. Sheets
  5. Slides
  6. Extensions
  7. Google Maps
  8. and many more Google Apps for Education

The Formula makes it easy

The 11th book in the Hack Learning Series, Hacking Google for Education provides What You Can Do Tomorrow answers for every question you have about leveraging the power of Google tools for your classroom, school and district.

Read Now ... Google Tomorrow

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The creators of #Satchat and Google Classroom experts bring you 99 G Suite Hacks

Modern parenting is defined by an unprecedented level of overprotectiveness: parents now rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge teachers on report card disappointments, mastermind children s friendships, and interfere on the playing field. As teacher, journalist, and parent Jessica Lahey explains, even though these parents see themselves as being highly responsive to their children s well-being, they aren t giving them the chance to experience failure or the opportunity to learn to solve their own problems.

Everywhere she turned, Lahey saw an obvious and startling fear of failure in both her students and in her own children. This fear has the potential to undermine children s autonomy, competence, motivation, and their relationships with the adults in their lives. Providing a clear path toward solutions, Lahey lays out a blueprint with targeted advice for handling homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports. Most important, she sets forth a plan to help parents learn to step back and embrace their children s setbacks along with their successes.

Empathetic and wise, The Gift of Failure is essential reading for parents, educators, and psychologists nationwide who want to help children thrive and grow into independent, confident adults.

It s hard to overstate the importance of this book. The Gift of Failure is beautifully written and deeply researched. But most of all it s the one book we all need to read if we want to instill the next generation with confidence and joy. Susan Cain, author of Quiet

Instead of lecturing us about what we re doing wrong, Jessica Lahey reveals what she did wrong with her own children and students and how she systematically reformed her ways. A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren t sure how to start. Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World

Lahey offers one of the most important parenting messages of our times: unless we allow our children to learn how to take on challenges, they won t thrive in school and in life. Her extremely helpful book tells her story, compiles research, and provides hundreds of doable suggestions. Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making

This fascinating, thought-provoking book shows that to help children succeed, we must allow them to fail. Essential reading for parents, teachers, coaches, psychologists, and anyone else who wants to guide children toward lives of independence, creativity, and courage. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

How can we help our children grow to be resourceful, happy adults? Lahey shows in practical terms how to know what your child is ready for and how to offer support even as you encourage autonomy. A wise, engaging book steeped in scientific research and tempered with common sense. Daniel T. Willingham, PhD, author of Why Don t Students Like School?

Through an artful combination of anecdote and research, Lahey delivers a lesson that moms and dads badly need to learn: that failure is vital to children s success. Any parent who pines for a saner, more informed approach to childrearing should read this book. Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun"

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The best leaders lead from the middle

When school leaders join teachers, students, and parents in a collaborative effort to improve teaching and learning, achievement soars and schools turn into vibrant communities, filled with enthusiastic members.

Teaching and learning feel too much like work

With constant emphasis on higher test scores and teacher accountability, it's easy for schools to become places filled with stress and despair, making teachers dread going to work and students disdain lessons and activities.

It's time to bring fun back to school

In Hacking Leadership, award-winning school administrators Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis demonstrate how to increase learning by leaving the office and engaging directly with all teachers and learners. They identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide dynamic, right-now solutions. During this exciting journey toward change, you learn how to:

  • Transform yourself from leader to Lead Learner
  • Amplify individual staff needs while maintaining a collaborative vision
  • Employ unique strategies to break down the walls between home and school
  • Empower students and staff to own their space
  • Create a culture where "Yes" and "Trust" are the default
  • Eliminate initiative overload while encouraging teachers to lead, as well
  • Broadcast student voice
  • Bring passion into your school
  • Embrace technology and social channels in ways rarely considered in education
  • Eradicate your deficit mindset

What makes Hacking Leadership different?

Sanfelippo and Sinanis present leadership strategies in ways few people have ever seen. These experienced, thoughtful, decisive leaders, share amazing, real anecdotes that make you feel like you're listening to trusted friends sitting in your living room. Then, they provide progressive, courageous, and practical solutions that you and all stakeholders will love, using the popular Hack Learning formula:

  • The Problem (a single leadership issue that needs a Hacker's mentality)
  • The Hack (a surprisingly easy solution that you've likely never considered)
  • What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary; you can lead from the middle immediately)
  • Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)
  • The Hack in Action (yes, people have actually done this)

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Two renowned presenters and Bammy Award winning school leaders teach you how to lead from the middle

Are you ready to engage learners like never before?
Student engagement is the key to success for every teacher, and this is your engagement strategy blueprint.

Boring lessons and assignments will disappear forever when you learn to build student avatars, banish blandness, ride the podcast tide, and become a total engagement guru.

Many students are bored and disengaged
Teachers are handcuffed by outdated textbooks, standardized curriculum, and disinterested students. What if you could solve these problems immediately and excite even your most reluctant learner daily?

Read it Today and Engage tomorrow!
33-year veteran teacher, author, presenter, and engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant makes it easy, with incredible teacher tips and tools for both the veteran and student teacher--50 engagement tools that you can begin using right now, with no special training or boring professional development.

Easily rebrand your class and connect with all students
Are you the teacher students "hate"? Do kids groan when they walk into your classroom? Engaging learners is all about connecting and making education fun. With Sturtevant's education tips and creative teaching tools, students will rebrand you and your class as their favorites. Best of all, they'll engage with every lesson you teach, every single day!

50 Tips and Tools
Unlike other education books that weigh you down with archaic research and impossible-to-implement strategies, Hacking Engagement, the 7th book in the popular Hack Learning Series, provides 50 unique, exciting, and actionable tips and tools that you can apply right now. And there's something here for every teacher--no matter what grade or subject you teach. Try one of these amazing engagement strategies tomorrow:

  1. Engage the Enraged
  2. Create Celebrity Couple Nicknames
  3. Hash out a Hashtag
  4. Empower Students to Help You Uncover Your Biases
  5. Avoid the Great War on Yoga Pants
  6. Let Your Freak Flag Fly
  7. Become a Proponent of the Exponent
  8. Trade Blah, Blah, Blah for Zen
  9. Transform Your Class into a Focus Group

Commit to Engagement
Try at least one tip or tool now and witness an amazing transformation in your classroom and school.

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Veteran classroom teacher, presenter, and popular podcaster, James Sturtevant, packs your bag with 50 Tips and Tools

50 Student Engagement Hacks just weren't enough
33-year veteran classroom teacher, James Alan Sturtevant, wowed teachers with the original Hacking Engagement, which contained 50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily. Those educators and students got better, but they craved more. So, 33-year veteran classroom teacher and wildly popular student engager Sturtevant is Hacking Engagement Again

Fifty Teacher Tips that make students love your class
The first step to real academic achievement is inspiring a love of learning, and the best way to accomplish this is to get students to love your class and your teaching. But rolling out worksheets and multiple-choice quizzes is a recipe for failure, so how do you engage students without these traditional tools? The answer is surprisingly simple: Dig into Hacking Engagement Again and grab 50 tools and strategies, good for any class on any day, and watch your students' light up.

Hacks that make students love your class:

  1. Feng Shui Your Students
  2. Fascinate with the First Five
  3. Give Students Virtually No Instructions
  4. Apply the You Y'all We Template
  5. Dangle a Dilemma
  6. Inspire 100% Participation in Your Next Class Discussion
  7. Shove Your Next Class Discussion On to the Twittersphere
  8. Pull Up a Philosophical Chair
  9. Morph Student Identities
  10. Detonate the Boring Guest Speaker Template
  11. Teleport Your Students Back to the 1970s
  12. Transform Tedious Test Review
  13. Tease Out a Taskmaster with Google Calendar
  14. Encourage Students to Sneak Out of Your Room
  15. Find the Elusive Spark
  16. Issue the 1,000 Pushup Challenge
  17. Reboot with Kahoot
  18. Navigate the Rolling Seas of Controversial Topics
  19. Rebel Against the Bell ... and 31 more teacher tips and strategies that will engage your students like never before and make them love you and your class

Experts rave about Hacking Engagement Again

"Hacking Engagement Again provides readers with a ton of ideas, strategies, and resources that move students from on-task to engaged. Looking to tap into student's use of smartphones in a classroom activity? This book is for you. Do you want to leverage the power of Twitter and Socratic Seminar to move conversations from good to great? This book is for you. James Alan Sturtevant provides a well thought out game plan for highly engaging learning experiences in both the physical and virtual worlds."

-Brad Currie, 2017 NASSP National Assistant Principal of the YearAre you ready every student to love your class?
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"Innovative, Brilliant, and Meaningful" - George Couros

Why in the age of the most powerful education technology ever known do studies often suggest that technology integration in school is not improving student achievement?

Technology is less about the tools and more about the strategy
In Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, international EdTech presenter and NAPW Woman of the Year Shelly Sanchez Terrell demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions--lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowdsource, and publish.

EdTech Missions empower teachers and learners
One of the first truly connected educators, Shelly Sanchez Terrell, gracefully aligns tech tools and social media with strategies and concepts.

Not only does Terrell demonstrate EdTech missions that solve everyday education problems, she provides clear, detailed steps, examples, and templates for overcoming obstacles that may arise in any tech-driven classroom.

BONUS: 38-page Mission Toolkit Helps You Blast Off Immediately
The 10 Missions in Hacking DLS are more than enough to transform how teachers integrate technology, but there's also much more here. Included in the book is a 38-page Mission Toolkit, complete with reproducible mission cards, badges, polls, and other handouts that you can copy and distribute to students immediately.

Your Mission Plan
Read Hacking DLS. Choose any of these EdTech Missions, grab a resource from the Mission Toolkit, share the mission and the resources with students, and watch learning soar to new heights:

  1. Design a Game Walkthrough--Create a tutorial and teach others how to play

  2. Go on a Selfie Adventure--Define yourself through images

  3. Create a Fictional Social Media Profile--Manage your digital footprint more purposefully

  4. Remix Learning Into a Digital d104book--Produce and publish an engaging online book

  5. Debate Issues, Don't Diss People--Argue differences of opinion respectfully

  6. Seek and Preserve the Truth--Share digital news responsibly and learn to identify fake news

  7. Assemble a Global Class Meetup-Join the world community and discuss a pressing issue

  8. Enlighten the World as a Citizen Scientist--Conduct real-world field research

  9. Appreciate Others with a Digital Badge--Recognize values, not just grades

  10. Crowdfund Innovation to Find Solutions--Engage social media to fundraise for a cause

Your Global Leader in EdTech Integration
Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a Microsoft Education Hero and Bammy Award winner and has presented best practices in EdTech in over 20 countries. If you want to innovate with technology like never before, Terrell's EdTech Missions are your go-to resource.

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How to Go Gradeless -- Assessment That Makes Learning Visible

"What's my grade? What's it worth? Is there extra credit? Is this for a mark? " It's time to shift the conversation and make learning visible. Now, you can easily stop reducing students to a number, letter, or any label that misrepresents learning. Now, you can help children see the value in every single assignment. Today, you can make assessment a rich, ongoing conversation that inspires learning for the sake of learning, rather than as a punishment or a reward. All you have to do is go gradeless.

Throw out your grade book tomorrow

In Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, award-winning teacher and world-renowned formative assessment expert Starr Sackstein unravels one of education's oldest mysteries: how to assess learning without grades -- even in a school that uses numbers, letters, GPAs, and report cards. While many educators can only muse about the possibility of a world without grades, teachers like Sackstein are reimagining education. In this unique, eagerly-anticipated book, Sackstein shows you exactly how to create a remarkable no-grades classroom like hers, a vibrant place where students grow, share, thrive, and become independent learners who never ask, "What's this worth?"

Learn what formative assessment really looks like.

Summative assessment is typically an end-of-unit exam or standardized test, but what is formative assessment? Many teachers struggle with the concept. Hacking Assessment not only explains what formative assessment is, it provides blueprints for implementation and examples from educators around the world, who use this strategy successfully every day.

Read It and You Can Take These Actions Immediately: Shift everyone's mindset away from grades Track student progress without a grade book Communicate learning to all stakeholders in real time Maximize time while providing meaningful feedback Teach students to reflect and "self-grade" Deliver feedback in a digital world Create cloud-based learning archives Inspire Students to share their work openly

This is not your average assessment book

Hacking Assessment won't bore you with outdated research or unrealistic strategies. In her captivating, conversational style, Sackstein provides practical ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide with actionable steps for creating an amazing conversation about learning that does not require a traditional grade. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple Hack Learning Series formula: The Problem (an assessment issue that plagues education) The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered) What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary) Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building) The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this)

Teachers around the world are going gradeless, and you can too

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The world's leading no-grades teacher shows you how to go gradeless!

It's time to say Yes to PBL

Project Based Learning can be messy, complicated, and downright scary. When done right, though, PBL and Inquiry are challenging, inspiring and fun for students. Best of all, when project-based learning is done right, it actually makes the teacher's job easier.

Now, you can demystify project-based learning

As questions and mysteries around PBL and inquiry continue to swirl, experienced classroom teachers and school administrators Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy have written a book that will empower those intimidated by PBL to cry, "I can do this " while at the same time providing added value for those who are already familiar with the process. Hacking Project Based Learning demystifies what PBL is all about with 10 hacks that construct a simple path that educators and students can easily follow to achieve success.

Hacking Project Based Learning provides a simple blueprint for PBL that helps you:

  • Establish a culture of inquiry and creativity in your classroom
  • Teach the kind of collaboration skills that harness dissonance
  • Turn High Impact Takeaways (HITs) into a project based plan
  • Create Umbrella questions that drive the project
  • Build a Progress Assessment Tool (PAT) that helps students inform and assess their learning
  • Use formative assessment throughout the entire PBL experience
  • Seamlessly integrate direct instruction to enhances the process, rather than interfere with it
  • Practice the patience that inspires a productive struggle, which leads to better understanding
  • Teach and embrace reflection during and at the end of the project
  • Publish work the right way, so all stakeholders can see it

Experts rave about Hacking Project Based Learning

"HACKING PROJECT BASED LEARNING is a classroom essential. Its ten simple "hacks" will guide you through the process of setting up a learning environment in which students will thrive from start to finish."

-Daniel H. Pink, New York Times Bestselling author of DRIVE

"Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy have researched PBL from every angle and offer practical steps to make the PBL experience highly beneficial to students because they are practitioners who use it. This book is a very important "How-to" for every teacher and leader who is interested in PBL.

-Peter DeWitt, author/consultant, Finding Common Ground blog (Education Week)

"The challenge for educators with project and inquiry based learning is finding the time and having the knowledge to implement effectively. Cooper and Murphy provide a much-needed resource that addresses both of these pain points in a concise, clear manner.

-Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education

Are you ready for an amazing productive struggle in your classroom?

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Education's most popular PBL and Inquiry Learning book