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Inspiring JOY: A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner

Inspiring JOY: A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner

by Jennifer Appel
Inspiring JOY: A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner

Inspiring JOY: A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner

by Jennifer Appel

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Are YOU looking to ignite a white hot flame of JOY for you and your learners?

Creating a student-empowered classroom rooted in psychological safety, holds the profound promise of transforming the educational system from within, led by its most dynamic leader: THE TEACHER.

In Inspiring Joy, Jennifer Appel artfully demonstrates how to impactfully change school culture and climate one learner at a time within the umbrella of her game-changing pedagogical template: LESSICONS. Her authentically captivating stories highlight both the theory and practice behind next-level relationship building, social emotional learning, and meeting students where they're at. As a sequel to the hit book, Award Winning Culture by Hans Appel, readers reexamine the lofty pillars of Character, Excellence, and Community through the art of reflective teaching. As you enthusiastically pour over this heartfelt professional development gift, you'll learn:

How to tap into your own instructional superpower to better serve your students.

How to implement whole learner best practices within a student-centered classroom.

How to create a cutting-edge lesson planning framework to imprint legacy defining learning experiences on the hearts and minds of your students.

How to design universal social emotional lessons that are embedded into the daily fabric of academic content.

The world is one big classroom, and Inspiring Joy generously offers an illuminating peek behind the curtain of our own experiences, to elicit life-changing learning for others.

"The synergy between personal stories, lesson plan ideas, and SEL knowledge is truly CAPTIVATING and will leave you feeling passionate and excited about creating a movement of JOY and autonomy in your classroom."
Lindsay Titus, K-12 Behavior Specialist, Mindset and Behavior Coach with DEFINE YOUniversity

"Vulnerable, reflective, and encouraging while modeling how to create joy-filled classrooms that have LIFE-ALTERING consequences for both students and educators."
Mariah Rackley, Ed.D., Award-Winning Principal, Cedar Crest Middle School

"It's revolutionary, TRANSFORMATIVE, and a powerful resource which will serve as a guide for any teacher, instructional coach, or school leader looking to increase student outcomes and elevate instructional practice."
Jami Fowler-White, Educator, Author, Poet, Founder and CEO of Digital PD 4 You

"Every impactful, HEART TOUCHING story sets the stage for sample lessons as part of the FABULOUS framework for rich relationship and culture building opportunities."
Livia Chan, Head Teacher, Author, and Digital Content Editor for the Teach Better Team

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162288756
Publisher: Award Winning Culture
Publication date: 08/19/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Appel is an educator, coach, speaker, and writer. She’s the Co-host of the Award Winning Culture podcast and the Co-Creator of Award Winning Culture. In addition to being the author of: “Inspiring JOY: A Revolutionary Lesson Planning Framework for Teaching the Whole Learner,” she’s the author of a line of picture books focusing on social emotional learning and character education which includes, “Award Winning Dog and I’m WHO.” Furthermore, Jennifer has been a contributor on two books: Teacher’s Deserve It and Expedition Science.

Her passion for learning comes from growing up in an education driven family (4th generation) and wanting to inspire and serve others. She is driven to create an environment where all students are able to learn and become passionate about supporting others.

Jennifer has been a teacher and coach for 21 years at Enterprise Middle School. In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State of Washington and the Global “Class Act Award” for creating a culture of excellence through kindness, service, and empathy. Additionally, they were selected as a finalist in the 2019 PBIS Film Festival and took top prize in the Community, Parents, and Staff category.

Jennifer has written blogs and lesson design for CharacterStrong and Teach Better. She was selected for the Washington State Reading Cadre and spent 10 years teaching graduate and undergraduate classes at Heritage University.

Jennifer is a part of the coveted Teach Better Speakers Network. She presents at conferences, schools, and districts all over the country. Topics include: Creating an Award Winning Culture, Inspiring JOY, Amplifying Student Voice, Student-Led Podcasting, Infusing SEL into PBL, and Infusing Servant Leadership through PBIS.

In 2018, Jennifer helped launch a blog about School Culture and helped roll out a student-led leadership podcast called Award Winning Culture: Hosted by Wildcat Nation, which can be subscribed, listened or reviewed on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, PodBean, and Libsyn.

Jennifer can be contacted through email at . You can follow her on twitter or instagram at @jennifermappel. Follow AWC on Twitter @awculture or @awcpodcasting on instagram @awardwinningculture. #AwardWinningCulture

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