The Power of We: Creating Positive and Collaborative Classroom Communities, 1st Edition

  • Ron Nash
  • Published By: Learning Sciences International
  • ISBN-10: 1943920257
  • ISBN-13: 9781943920259
  • DDC: 371.39
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Students have endless positive energy that can be harnessed into deeper understanding. This notion lies at the heart of this title, and through a powerful combination of first-hand stories and expert research, the author inspiringly recounts his awakening to the truth that engaging students starts by involving them as active participants in their own learning. By tracing his steps from a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first-time teacher to a renowned education expert with four decades of experience, his first-person narrative springs to life as humorous tales lead to eye-opening realizations of classroom techniques that: encourage face-to-face conversations among students; put students first to create effective, dynamic classroom communities; embrace mistakes and use them to build advantage; learn to narrow your focus to achieve big results; help make a habit of being and staying positive; and extend a hand in the classroom to find the energy necessary to make instructional changes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
About the Author.
1: Learning as a Consequence of Thinking.
2: A Place for Face-to-Face Interaction.
3: We and Us.
4: To Laugh and Play, Perchance to Move.
5: In Praise of Foibles.
6: Play Small Ball.
7: Monitor Your Energy Level.
8: Go Where the Fruit Is.