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Invite! Excite! Ignite! 13 Principles for Teaching, Learning, and Leading, K-12


Educational consultant Robin Fogarty offers 13 guiding principles for new teachers and school leaders. These seminal ideas, along with the stories that accompany them, will invite, excite, and ignite teachers from kindergarten to college. Each chapter includes a description of the guiding principle, classroom examples, teaching tips, and discussion questions.

 Invite! Excite! Ignite! is a true celebration of teaching and learning. It will be a valued supplement to any introduction to teaching course, as well as an appreciated gift from coach or mentor to a new or developing teacher.” —from the Foreword by Charlotte Danielson, Danielson Group

“Fogarty’s modern view of learning demands a ‘mind-shift.’ It is about the human drive to learn, to understand, to confront and resolve problems, and to make meaning. This book helps teachers gain knowledge about and become protectors of this human yearning. Filled with practical strategies and resources, this book can lead the way.” —Arthur L. Costa, professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento

“Robin Fogarty gets it right from the very beginning: a teacher’s role is not to serve up information but to facilitate learning. Invite! Excite! Ignite! is a deeply informed exploration of what that can look like at its best.” —David Perkins, Harvard Graduate School of Education


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The Right To Be Literate – 6 Literacy Strategies for 21st Century Citizens

Believing that every child has the right to be literate, realized not just in what we say, but by what we do, is the driving force for this professional learning opportunity. If kids can’t, don’t or won’t read, school can become a nightmare not a vision of the future. The literacy game stays the same and at the same time, it has changed. The sameness is in skillfulness in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The difference is in the veil of technology, digital literacy and media literacy that enhance these standby skills. There is an enormous advancement in the mission and the management of how we teach literacy in the “touch screen world”. Learn how to integrate six, active, engaging literacy strategies with the rigorous standards adopted by the states. Capture the concept of literacy and learning with these action-word phrases that highlight the Right To Be Literate passage for each and every student.