Empowering Excellence: Creating Positive, Invigorating Classrooms in a Common Core Environment

Empowering Excellence: Creating Positive, Invigorating Classrooms in a Common Core Environment

by Jeff Halstead


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Empowering Excellence inspires a revolution in teaching and assessment practices. These methods of teaching and grading represent a major step ahead in how teachers assess and interact with students. Empowering Excellence presents 12 significant "shifts" that encourage motivation, build confidence, and measure what students know and are able to do based on the Common Core State Standards or equivalent standards in a highly supportive, student-centered environment.

Teachers, administrators, and education professors will find ideas that will transform classrooms into places where students are filled with confidence and empowered to strive for excellence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475809855
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2014
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Jeff Halstead is also the author of Navigating the New Pedagogy: Six Principles that Transform Teaching and dozens of other articles published regionally and nationally. An educational trainer, staff developer and National Board Certified English teacher, Halstead lives with his family in Spokane, WA.

Table of Contents

Shift 1: Make a Great First Impression
Shift 2: Teach with Passion
Shift 3: Build Optimism and Growth Mindsets
Shift 4: Make Grading Meaningful
Shift 5: Build a System of Student Support
Shift 6: Grade by Mining Student Data
Shift 7: Assess Work Ethic Separately
Shift 8: Communicate Progress Clearly
Shift 9: Channel the Desire for Improvement
Shift 10: Reflect, Revise and Differentiate
Shift 11: Apply Formative Feedback Liberally
Shift 12: Celebrate Success
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