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The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching [Paperback]

Brad Johnson , Tammy Maxson McElroy
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April 16, 2010 1607096137 978-1607096139
The Teacher's role must be redefined to meet the needs and demands of today's culture and the Edutainer is the paradigm shift needed for education to be relevant, applicable, and effective in the 21st Century.

This book describes an educational approach that provides teachers with core operational and interpersonal skills including communication, organization, management, planning, and building authentic relationships based upon respect and personal responsibility to be an effective educator in the twenty-first century. The authors present a unique perspective that the educator should be fluid and adapting to our current culture, while employing sound academic principles.

The edutainer concept is derived from the principles that we believe make for an effective educator and entertainer. First edutainers are visionaries, who understand that a change in culture requires a change in methods and presentation. These edutainers make their material relevant to present culture. Preparation is also vital to these performers. They organize and plan their material long before they get on stage or their performance would fail. Finally, the effective educator and entertainer have to deliver a stellar performance that is relatable to the audience. The Edutainer offers strategies and ideas to build and nurture authentic relationships with students, parents, and colleagues to build a dynamic educational community.

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From my years of hosting Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? I have found that learning is most effective when it is fun. Brad Johnson and Tammy McElroy have taken that idea and formatted it in a way to help teachers help students make the most of their valuable classroom time. This can be life-changing for kids. (Jeff Foxworthy )

Wow! It’s all in there! I can remember my first year teaching (1980). I wish I had had this book back then. It’s practical. It’s logical. It’s student-centered. It’s hopeful. Give it to a new teacher who’s looking for some experienced ideas. Give it to an experienced teacher who’s looking for new ideas. (Lily Eskelsen )

Bravo!!! No more teacher-burnout here! Sensitively challenging prevailing, traditional schooling practices with candor and humor, Johnson and McElroy’s engaging book, The Edutainer, is written to empower classroom teachers for stellar performances in twenty-first century classrooms. Based on more than thirty years of combined teaching experience at the K–12 and collegiate levels, the authors elucidate the role of teachers as skillful performers on stage who know how to manage their professional responsibilities to parents, principals, and peers as well as how to engage their students in relevant learning activities in a rapidly changing age of information and technology. The book is insightful, practical, and clear with informative examples, effective strategies, and affirming advice for both the novice and the expert. The Edutainer should be at the top of the required reading list for classroom teachers. (Rosemarie Stallworth-Clark )

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"From my years of hosting Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? I have found that learning is most effective when it is fun. Brad Johnson and Tammy McElroy have taken that idea and formatted it in a way to help teachers help students make the most of their valuable classroom time. This can be life-changing for kids."--Jeff Foxworthy, comedian and host of Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?


"Wow! It's all in there! I can remember my first year teaching (1980). I wish I had had this book back then. It's practical. It's logical. It's student-centered. It's hopeful. Give it to a new teacher who's looking for some experienced ideas. Give it to an experienced teacher who's looking for new ideas."--Lily Eskelsen, vice president, National Education Association


"Bravo!!! No more teacher-burnout here! Sensitively challenging prevailing, traditional schooling practices with candor and humor, Johnson and McElroy's engaging book, The Edutainer, is written to empower classroom teachers for stellar performances in twenty-first century classrooms. Based on more than thirty years of combined teaching experience at the K-12 and collegiate levels, the authors elucidate the role of teachers as skillful performers on stage who know how to manage their professional responsibilities to parents, principals, and peers as well as how to engage their students in relevant learning activities in a rapidly changing age of information and technology. The book is insightful, practical, and clear with informative examples, effective strategies, and affirming advice for both the novice and the expert. The Edutainer should be at the top of the required reading list for classroom teachers."--Rosemarie Stallworth-Clark, associate professor emerita of educational psychology, Georgia Southern University

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: R&L Education (April 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607096137
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607096139
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,358,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Brad Johnson is an international speaker in the field of education. He is author of the upcoming International release, What Schools Don't Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and Life (Routledge). He is also author of Scared Skinny No More: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias & Weight Loss and The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Dr. Johnson has over 20 years' experience at the K-12 and collegiate level.

Dr. Johnson is a leading expert in mentoring and leadership. He has written or contributed to numerous articles as an educational expert for media outlets including Education World, Education Digest, and HuffPost. He continues to teach graduate level courses in leadership as he helps develop the next generation of ethical & transformational leaders.

Dr. Johnson is a former athlete and competitive bodybuilder. He has also coached athletes at the high school and collegiate level. He recently spent time in Malaysia developing a fitness diploma with their Ministry of Education.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A teachers dual role March 20, 2011
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This book examines the role of an educator as an artful presenter - educational entertainer. The psychology, though simple, is groundbreaking as basic truth is often "left in the dust" for what appears to be a more sophisticated solution - which seems to never work as well.
This simple truth works - when students are entertained while learning they are alert, focused and retain data. Performance management and classroom management skills round out this book as a good read for any teacher or other interested person.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Art & Science of Teaching March 27, 2010
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When comedian Jeff Foxworthy says, "...I have found that learning is most effective when it is fun. (the authors) have taken that idea and formatted it in a way to help teachers help students make the most of their valuable classroom time. This can be life-changing for kids," you know that teachers reading this book will gain valuable insights and techniques. The book is a winner - for teachers and for kids.
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