2015 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist in Education
Discover how to enhance teaching and learning using the seven essential elements of the Unstoppable Learning model: (1) planning, (2) launching, (3) consolidating, (4) assessing, (5) adapting, (6) managing, and (7) leading.
Examine how to use systems thinking to create a network of interactions that promote best practices in teaching and enhance student learning schoolwide. Every classroom has a network of relationships among schools, families, and communities that impacts the classroom. This book will help you cultivate teaching practices that create optimal learning and working environments. You'll gain a variety of proven strategies and tools for creating learning outcomes, preparing effective lessons, adapting learning in response to students' individual needs, and more.
After reading this book, you should be able to:
- Distinguish patterns and consider short- and long-term consequences in the classroom.
- Use the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model to better understand the big picture of education and the intricate relationships that impact classrooms and school leadership.
- Prompt discussion and reflection using the driving questions and chapter takeaways to foster school improvement.
- Identify strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction.
- Gather helpful sample surveys, unit plans, analysis forms, rubrics, templates, and pull-out questions to reach selected learning outcomes.
Introduction: The Business of Learning
Chapter 1: Planning Learning
Chapter 2: Launching Learning
Chapter 3: Consolidating Learning
Chapter 4: Assessing Learning
Chapter 5: Adapting Learning
Chapter 6: Managing Learning
Chapter 7: Leading Learning
Appendix: Driving Questions
"In clear and accessible language, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey explain that efforts to improve teaching only work when we see our classrooms as systems: every person and process impacts all the others, and seemingly small changes can have large effects on learning. This book is full of practical suggestions and tools that empower teachers to desi -- Lauren Porosoff "middle school teacher and author of Curriculum at Your Core: Meaningful Teaching in the Age of Standards"