Back to Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom EBOOK
Want to improve your students’ standardized test results? Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Don't limit yourself to a narrow curriculum that stifles students’ inherent desire to learn and explore. Classroom teacher Mark Barnes introduces you to a results-only classroom where teachers use a combination of individual and cooperative learning activities, completed in class and over extended periods of time, that benefit from constant feedback and opportunities to change. Find out how to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners by
- Using brief, interactive lessons that integrate technology into learning.
- Engaging students in project-based learning with ongoing feedback.
- Organizing the curriculum into yearlong projects that encompass learning outcomes more meaningful than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes.
- Providing narrative feedback that eliminates the need for punitive points, percentages, and letter grades.
Learn how your students can demonstrate mastery learning and take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios—and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.
(ASCD E-Book, 2011) PDF e-book accompanied by bonus MOBI and EPUB files for use on e-book readers like the Kindle and the Nook. See the e-book FAQ link for information about device compatibility.
(ASCD Premium Member book, February 2013) 6" x 9", 175 pages.
“The incredible challenges in today's schools lead so many teachers to lose their motivation and inspiration, or to double-down on trying to force students to learn the way we learned decades ago. It's encouraging to read how Mark used his most frustrating year of teaching as a catalyst for the research and reflection that resulted in a radical overhaul of his whole approach to motivating his students. Reading this book has inspired me to think about what my next steps will be in transforming my own teaching.”
Jennifer Hartz, Science Teacher, South Euclid, OH