INCREASE CREATIVITY, REMIX ASSESSMENT & DEVELOP A CLASS OF CODER NINJAS
In Code Breaker, educator Brian Aspinall shares his insights on how to turn curriculum expectations into skills. Students identify problems, develop solutions, and use coding and computational thinking to apply and demonstrate their learning. From Aspinall’s collection of real-life examples and practical lesson ideas, you’ll discover how to…
▫️ Use computational thinking and coding across all subjects and grade levels
▫️ Encourage students to let their skills and passions shine
▫️ Teach learners to take risks so they can grow from failure and feedback
▫️ Make assessment meaningful—and fun—for you and your students
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE & AMPLIFYING STUDENT VOICE ONE BLOCK AT A TIME
Engaged students are more likely to internalize learning and apply it to situations beyond the classroom. So how can you get your learners to engage? In Block Breaker, educator Brian Aspinall explains that the wildly popular game Minecraft may be just the right tool for the job. Sharing his own and other educators’ success with Minecraft (and other programming applications) in the classroom, Brian reveals how these adaptable tools can be leveraged to engage learners and empower them to find success. Why Minecraft?
▫️ It offers immediate feedback on a personalized learning platform.
▫️ Inquiry tasks encourage students to collaborate, problem solve, and explore multiple approaches to finding a solution.
▫️ And it’s a fun way to practice critical thinking and spatial reasoning!
STRENGTHEN YOUR COURAGE, BLAZE A NEW TRAIL & IGNITE YOUR STUDENTS’ PASSIONS!
Future-ready students need to be creative. They need to know how to communicate their ideas and how to collaborate as problem solvers. To master these and other twenty-first-century requirements, they will need to be critical thinkers. Engaged students are more likely to internalize learning and apply it to situations beyond the classroom. So how can you get your learners to engage? Follow Brian’s journey from his early days as a substitute teacher, to more recently, as a University Instructor, three time TEDx speaker, best selling author and Canadian Prime Minister’s Award Recipient For Teaching Excellence.
12 PRINCIPLES FOR TRANSFORMING SCHOOL LEADER EFFECTIVENESS
Our children and adults within our schools need you to be at your absolute best. An educator who is constantly working toward “Staying Grounded” will be someone who is a strategic leader who leads within and amongst the levels of self, others, and the organization they serve. Leadership of self includes the responsibility of being self-aware and proactive in developing personal strengths. This is what the 12 Principles will provide for you if you have what it takes. I know you do!
HOW TO BUILD A STEM CULTURE IN YOUR CLASSROOMS AND COMMUNITIES
Has your school added a STEM class, or are you hoping to build more STEM into your school community? Buying a bunch of 3d printers and robot kits is a good start, but what does a sustainable STEM learning culture look like? This book will challenge you to think past the acronym and think about what it means to build a culture of STEM thinking in your school. You’ll find plenty of practical tips and examples to make STEM relevant to every subject and infuse it into every classroom and every home in your community.
Fired Up Leadership
FIVE DOMAINS OF LEADERSHIP TO PROMOTE POSITIVE CLIMATE AND CULTURE
When you consciously make the decision to accept your role as a leader, amazing things happen! As you pursue balance in your life, the five domains of Fired Up Leadership allow you to create a culture of leadership. A culture of leadership creates a culture of passion. That is the center of Fired Up Leadership. As you empower people to pursue their passion and become leaders, your leadership ability increases exponentially. Leadership becomes a choice not a position. Your vision becomes a reality through your mission. People are taken to levels they never thought possible. Get Fired Up, people!
Unlocking Unlimited Potential
Understanding the Infinite Power Within to Guide Any Student Toward Success
Inside all educators is an infinite power that, once harnessed, can be contagious among all those we serve. Divided into three parts, Building the Foundation, Challenges as Opportunities for Growth, and Believing in You, this book reminds readers of their Why. Unlocking Unlimited Potential is at the core of what every educator is trying to achieve with all those they serve. In order to stay true to this vision, you must first look within.
Scratching The Surface
AN INTRO TO CODING IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Twenty-first-century learning requires students to create, collaborate, and think critically. Progress “STEMs” directly from immediate feedback and a personalized learning platform. Coding forces students to problem-solve, make mistakes, and overcome barriers because programs can only run if written correctly. In this activity guide, learn how to integrate coding activities into everyday curriculum projects!
Rock Your Class
CREATIVELY IMPACTFUL TEACHER-ROCKSTAR TIPS FROM A – Z
Whether teaching in a classroom, online, or homeschooling, effective learning is all about engaging students with a wide variety of strategies and activities. ROCK YOUR CLASS is carefully curated educator wisdom from A to Z, capturing the essentials of being a great teacher. With its conversational tone and personal anecdotes, this is a well-written and entertaining read, complete with practical, fun and motivating strategies that ensure engagement and success for every learner.
Road to Awesome
EMPOWER, LEAD, CHANGE THE GAME
With expectations on school leaders being at an all-time high, it is essential that leadership becomes a shared effort throughout the school house. As a school leader, Darrin Peppard’s passion for empowering adults and students alike will energize culture, learning, and connection in your school, classroom, or district. The leadership journey is a road complete with twists and turns, bumps and straightaways, and times when it diverges in two. When the road diverges on your journey, take the Road to Awesome…and don’t look back.
Choose To Be You
Understanding what it means to live your best life starts with looking at the person in the mirror and being able to say I choose to be me.
The stigma surrounding mental health has often kept our society from being willing to engage in important conversations surrounding the challenges that many people face each and every day. Through sharing his personal story and the daily battle he fights as someone who lives with anorexia, Mark Brown offers a voice of advocacy, inspiration, hope, and encouragement. In Choose To Be You, Mark provides practical ideas that can be implemented into your daily routine to help you focus on working towards mental wellness. We all face pressure to live up to certain standards and often compromise who we are at our core in order to live up to the expectations of others. Whether you are an educator, student, or someone looking to live life as the best version of you, this book will help you find the courage to look yourself in the mirror and Choose To Be You!
Discomfort by Design
An inspirational guide to fostering critical thinking, life skills, and problem solving both in the classroom and in the real world
Read any school’s mission statement and you will probably discover each strives to prepare students for the world that awaits them after their educational journey. This is a world full of experiences and challenges which are outside the comfort zones of many of our students. All of this will require specific skills and traits which are often overlooked by our current, result-oriented, education system. Discomfort by Design takes you on an entertaining and inspirational journey through a process of stepping out of our comfort zones both in and outside of the classroom. Along the way, Discomfort by Design fosters essential skills in all of us, promotes critical thinking and problem-solving, and encourages us to pursue becoming a better version of ourselves. It’s a life-changing message and process that every student, teacher, administrator, and parent needs to experience.
30 Day Journal – Igniting the Passion for YOUR Life
Congratulations on saying YES to YOU! Welcome to the beginning of the DEFINE YOU 30-Day Journal! I created this journal with educators in mind, to provide a sense of daily inspiration, intentional reflection, and a place to capture your heart, your mind, and your soul. And the best part is this journal was designed for YOU! Which means, YOU get to decide how to best use the journal each day. I have provided some thoughts and ideas below, but trust me when I say, you can’t do this wrong! When YOU use this journal, open your heart, open your mind, to what YOU desire most. To what INSPIRES you. To what IGNITES you! I hope YOU enjoy this journal, but more than that, I hope YOU know how LOVED you are each and every day!
“You just start.”Brian Aspinall