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Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level Paperback – August 16, 2014
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Daniel Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND
"Schools are failing our students and are in desperate need of a reboot. Don Wettrick provides compelling examples of innovative practices that create a culture of learning that is relevant and authentic. His book is a call to action to create an education system that inspires students to learn in ways that not only inspire, but provide skill sets that the real-world demands."
Author, Digital Leadership
"Don Wettrick has created a wonderful resource for bringing innovation down to earth and into the classroom. A valuable tool for educators!"
Author, Creating Innovators
"Level up your learning by understanding the pure genius of having one class dedicated to innovation, making, and the pursuit of student interests. Don Wettrick gives you the definitive guidebook on this transformational method of teaching and transforming school to a relevant place where students want to learn."
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher, author Reinventing Writing
Don Wettrick has turned the traditional classroom experience on its head, allowing the students to take control of their own education. The results are stunning! This book should be the blueprint for the future of education."
Author, inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
About the Author
Don has lectured across the US and Europe about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. He also hosts an internet radio program, InnovatED, for the BAM! Radio Network. Most importantly Don works with educators and students to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.
Don lives in Greenwood, IN with his wife, Alicia, and three children: Ava, Anna, and Grant. You can find him on Twitter @donwettrick where he tweets updates on his student's innovation work.
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Top Customer Reviews
How many of us have lost that spark?
Don's book is the best way I've found to both reigniting a love of teaching and achieving the goal to make an impact on kids.
If you're an educator and you want a practical guide to achieving the career you've always wanted, this is the book to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It provided me with everything I needed to know. It was exactly what I had hopedPublished 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Great book. It really helped me structure 20% time in my STEM elective classes. I love the examples of the good and the bad because it is best to learn from other's triumphs and... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Nicole DeShazer
This book is really inspiring and outlines how schools and the education experience for students could be. Lots of great anecdotes and a whole lot of sincerity. Just plain awesome! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jen Ozkan
This book is a great guide and idea generator to be innovative in your setting. Whatever you teach you can pull something from this book if you are thinking about Incorporating... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danny Harbert
An easy read that allows you to open up your classroom to the power of what students love. Keep your pencil ready because you'll be adding great value to your classroom with this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim7962
After reading Wetterick's book, I am even more convinced as an educator that today's class room should be a place that inspires all students to learn not only the rigorous... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Penny LaPorte
Many teachers try 20% time and fail. Why? Because getting kids to care about learning is a PROCESS, not an event. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jon c.
Don opens the door and helps us walk through to the room where learning glows. Motivation is key and honoring student interest is paramount. Mr. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kevin Honeycutt
very easy to read with excellent suggestions and up to date information.Published 8 months ago by Christine Beaudry