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The Key to Unlocking Schools Potential
Aspire High: Imagining Tomorrow's School Today
Authors - Russell Quaglia, Michael Corso, Kristine Fox Quaglia and Gavin Dykes
The ideal school is closer than you think.
This high school of your dreams is a dynamic place that promotes aspirations and meaningful learning—and each aspect of its success exists in a school today, drawn from research, observations, focus groups, and interviews. Whether you’re a policymaker or district leader who can build from the ground up or an educator aiming for incremental change, you’ll find your next steps, including:
A whole new way to work with all stakeholders
Research and action for best practices, from physical layout to curriculum
Principles for designing practices that encourage student aspirations
Messages from thought leaders inside and outside the field of education
Aspirational culture is good for the whole school community—and beyond. Make your school a dynamic place that promotes aspirations and meaningful learning for all.
Regular price: 69.00
Discounted member price: 67.00
Engagement by Design
Engagement by Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive
by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Russell Quaglia, Dominique Smith and Lisa Lande
Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn’t every classroom teeming with discussion and purposeful activity centered on the day’s learning expectations?
Consistently finding a rhythm—where students progress through relevant and challenging content—isn’t easy. But not only is it possible, it can also seem effortless when teachers have the right design for genuinely engaging students.
Classroom dynamics are inherently complex, as multifaceted as the personalities in the room, so where should a teacher begin? Engagement by Design gives you a framework for making daily improvements and highlights the opportunities that will bring the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. You’ll learn about relationships, clarity, and challenge, including
- How getting to know each student a little better can fundamentally change the classroom dynamics—and how to do that
- What it means to be an “intentionally inviting” teacher, and how it gives you an advantage in creating an environment conducive to learning
- How to bring more clarity to key aspects of your work—and how it can reap substantial rewards for you and your students
- How opening the culture to student voice—listening to students—is linked to academic motivation, and how to use it to shape your day-to-day planning
- The best ways to increase learning for your students, boosting the proportional value of their school year
Understanding engagement—and actively pursuing it—can make all the difference between forging a real connection with students and having a classroom that’s simply going through the motions. Engagement by Design puts you in control of managing your classroom’s success and increasing student learning, one motivated student at a time.
Regular price: 65.00
Principal Voice: Listen, Learn, Lead
Author - Russell Quaglia
Good principals know that empowering student voices is essential. But what about their own voice? If principal voice is not articulate, trustworthy and strong, how can the school achieve progress?
Student voice authority Russell Quaglia brings his nuanced understanding of communication, listening, and leadership to this definitive guide to principal voice. Content includes:
1. How to apply the Listen-Learn-Lead model for student voice to principal voice.
2. Contrasting examples of good and bad ways to address students, teachers, parents and community.
3. Prompts for reflection that enable principals to apply the book’s teachings to their unique situation.
This series has been developed to bring the best thinking from the leading education change experts in the field. Experts have been asked to reflect upon their collected experience and wisdom to highlight the very best advice they would offer today’ school leaders.
Regular price: 35.00
Discounted member price: 33.00
Student Voice: The Instrument of Change
by Russell Quaglia and Michael J Corso
Students are not the problem in our schools—they are the potential.
Students should be central to any educational reform agenda. Student Voice shows how you can achieve this with the Listen, Learn, and Lead approach: ask young people their thoughts and truly listen, learn from what students say, and utilize what you learn to be an effective leader of change.
Incorporating data from over one million students, this book is designed to share the truth of what students think about school with educators who want to make a difference. It will prompt you to reflect upon your own experience and expertise and prepare you to lead with the knowledge that your students can and will want to join you. It is time for student voice to take us on a new journey.
Part 1: Listening we present the Aspirations Framework that has emerged from listening to students.
In order to truly teach our students, we must be willing learn from them. Only they can tell us where they would like their journey to take them beyond school, and that is essential information if we are to do the important work of successfully inspiring and equipping them for what lies ahead. By inviting and encouraging their voices, and being open to what they have to say, educators create a community of collaborative learners.
In Part 2: Learning we share what we have come to understand about the principles and conditions that support students' aspirations, based on what students have told us about their experiences in school.
In Part 3: Leading, we discuss how, given the present circumstances in education, we can move forward in partnership with students. Whatever the past (Open Class Room, Back to Basics, Ed Reform, etc.) or future (twenty-first century skills, online learning, flipped classrooms, blended instruction, etc.), we know we will not get there in our father's Oldsmobile! We need a hybrid, one that keeps the best of what has fueled effective education until now and combines it with the energy and enthusiasm of our students' hopes and dreams.
Regular price: 50.00
Teacher Voice: Developing Sounds of Success (Revised Edition) Workbook
by Russell Quaglia and Lisa Lande
This workbook has been developed as a work tool or guide for educators attending Quaglia Trainings for developing Teacher Voice and Aspirations. Trainees will have read the Quaglia/Corso book: Student Voice and will use the workbook as a write-in guide to work through the training under the guidance of a certified trainer. The workbook will focus on one of the 4 key tenets of Teacher Voice Training and have a repetitive structure that has a focus on 4 specific actions: Connect, Learn, Discuss, Act.
Regular price: 45.00
Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success
Authors - Russell Quaglia and Lisa Kinnaman
Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success introduces the concept of teacher voice providing a grounded theoretical infused with data from the National Teacher Voice Report. Each chapter contains a short self-reflective section. Also, each chapter will also have concrete ideas with clear implementation strategies. In addition, there are short interviews with teachers that bring to life the theme for each of the chapters.
1. The Importance of Teacher Voice
What has happened to teacher voice over the years
School Voice: Connecting the voices of students, teachers, principals, parents
Potential impact teacher voice has on learning
Being a professional
2. Introduce Teacher Voice Readiness Model
3. Types of Teacher Voice
Loud voice, always talking but saying nothing;
Useful voice, thoughtful;
Knowing how to use your voice in meaningful ways
4. Using Teacher Voice to Influence the School Community
5. Amplifying Teacher Voice Through Technology
6. Using Teacher Voice to Inspire Learning
Regular price: 65.00
Discounted member price: 63.00