"This is a brutally honest account of Barnes's mistakes and successes as a teacher, and a helpful guide for new and veteran educators seeking to excite students about learning and mastering 21st-century skills." - SpinEdu.com
From the Author
For more than a decade as an educator, I used traditional teaching methods - lecture, worksheets, homework, multiple choice tests and grades. My bored students hated this, and there wasn't a ton of learning. Then, after a remarkable summer of research and discovery, everything changed. I eliminated all of the traditional teaching methods, replacing them with exciting yearlong projects, digital learning strategies, daily collaboration and narrative feedback. I even stopped grading! What happened was truly life altering. My students became independent learners, eager to find information and share mastery skills with me and with their peers. Best of all, learning became fun. Role Reversal is the culmination of an incredible journey and an outline of what I call a Results Only Learning Environment, a classroom that kids call "cool" and that any teacher can easily create.