Forward Fast: Making Sense of Education in an Era of Rapid Change

Forward Fast: Making Sense of Education in an Era of Rapid Change

by Marc Isseks


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FORWARD FAST explores the extraordinary impact that the internet and web-enabled devices have had on schools. Educational leader and author, Marc Isseks, conveys the need for today’s classrooms to be centers of context, not content. In this exciting new world, principals, teachers, parents and students have the opportunity to permanently transform learning and redefine what meaningful instruction is all about.

Isseks explains how to promote creativity and innovation from the teacher’s lounge to the superintendent’s office. Armed with tools and strategies that foster more engaging classrooms, educators feel empowered to achieve their full potential. Valuable insights are also provided for parents who often fail to fully conceive the incredibly powerful – and often negative – impact the internet and social media are having on their children.

Lastly, the author paves the way for educators to design coursework that goes well beyond STEM initiatives. Children not only need the skills to work in a technological world, they need to learn how to live in a world with technology.

A self-proclaimed “educational pyromaniac,” Marc Isseks intends to light fires under educators who work and set fire to systemic conventions that do not, in an effort to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of children in a world moving FORWARD FAST.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475844795
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/10/2019
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 521,196
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Marc Isseks has been an educator for nearly 25 years, serving as a classroom teacher, department chairperson, content specialist and building administrator. To learn more about the Internet Ethics curriculum, follow Marc on Twitter: @marcisseks or visit

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Tech Graveyards
Chapter 2: Content Is No Longer King
Chapter 3: Burning Books
Chapter 4: The Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Theory of Edu-Technical Synthesis
Chapter 5: The Irony of Thumbs
Chapter 6: From P.E. to I.E.
Chapter 7: Ten Truths About Tech
Chapter 8: Pumped Up Kicks
Chapter 9: A Paucity of PPS
Chapter 10: The Weaponization of Data
Chapter 11: Next Gen Leadership
Chapter 12: Backwards Fast
About the Author

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