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About Mark Barnes
As Publisher and CEO at Times 10, Mark has produced dozens of education books. His first, Role Reversal (ASCD), was named a 2013 Best Professional Book and Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School (Times 10) is a 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award winner.
Follow Mark on Twitter @markbarnes19. And for simple solutions to some of your biggest problems, visit the Times 10 Publications library at 10Publications.com.
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Classroom management is never a problem for the teachers they make movies about!
Want a class like theirs, no matter what grade or subject you teach or how many students you have?
Learn the 10 ideas you can use today to create the classroom any great movie teacher would love
Utah English Teacher of the Year and sought-after speaker Mike Roberts brings you 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks that will make your classroom the place to be for all your students. He shows you how to create an amazing learning environment that actually makes discipline, rules and consequences obsolete, no matter if you're a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.
Teachers they make movies about are innovative, engaging, and beloved
Hacking Classroom Management is about putting the F word--FUN--into your teaching, and Mike Roberts shows you how to do this, while meeting your standards and teaching your curriculum.
Hacking Classroom Management shows you how to
- Build lasting relationships with your students
- Maximize teaching time
- Reduce behavior issues
- Enhance student ownership
- Improve parental involvement
Experts love the Movie Teacher philosophy
"No matter what grade you teach, there’s something of great value inside. Two Big Thumbs UP!" -Alan Sitomer, CA Teacher of the Year and Author of Short Writes
"Immensely fun and illuminating to read!" -Jeffery D. Wilhelm, Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University
"Hollywood might not make a movie about you, even if you read and apply every suggestion in this book, but you and your students are much more likely to feel like classroom stars because of it." -Chris Crowe, English Professor at BYU, Past President of ALAN, author of Death Coming Up the Hill, Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case; Mississippi Trial, 1955; and many other YA books
Wave Goodbye to classroom management issues
Grab Hacking Classroom Management today, become a movie teacher tomorrow, and forget about classroom management FOREVER!
You don't need another 5 year plan
These 10 Hacks will transform your school and classroom right now!
In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a Hacker’s mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 Quick Fixes for Every School--solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.
With these Hacks, you can eliminate
- school meetings
- classroom management woes
- technology issues
- new teacher problems
- reluctant readers
- lost planning time
˃˃˃ Learn to solve problems with:
- Pineapple Charts
- The 360 Spreadsheet
- Glass Classrooms
- Track Records
- Marigold Committees
- The TQZ
- More Impactful Hacks
˃˃˃ This is not your average education book
Hacking Education won't weigh you down with outdated research or complicated strategies. Barnes and Gonzalez provide brilliant ideas woven into a user-friendly success guide that you'll want to keep nearby throughout the school year. Each chapter is neatly wrapped in this simple formula:
- The Problem
- The Hack (a ridiculously easy solution that you've likely never considered)
- What You Can Do Tomorrow (no waiting necessary)
- Blueprint for Full Implementation (a step-by-step action plan for capacity building)
- The Hack in Action (yes, someone has actually done this)
˃˃˃ Look what other thought leaders say about Hacking Education
"Barnes and Gonzalez don’t just solve problems; they turn teachers into hackers--a transformation that is right on time.”
-- Don Wettrick, author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level
“Jennifer and Mark are two educators that know how to transform some of the most frustrating teacher problems into easy-to-implement solutions. Hacking Education proves that anyone--from a first year-teacher to a 30-year veteran--can be a more effective teacher and be a positive agent of change in their school's culture.”
-- Brian Sztabnik, host Talks with Teachers podcast, contributing author at Edutopia
“Barnes and Gonzalez provide a refreshingly modern take on a system that has become old and sclerotic, our schools. Their writing is succinct, it resonates and smacks you with the deliverables.
What if we raise the bar on early learning?
School readiness, closing achievement gaps, partnering with families, and innovative learning are just a few of the reasons the early learning years are the most critical years in a child’s life. In what ways have schools lost the critical components of early learning -- preschool through third grade -- and how can we intentionally bring those ideas and instructional strategies back?
In Hacking Early Learning, Kindergarten school leader, early childhood education specialist, and Minnesota State Principal of the Year Jessica Cabeen provides strategies for teachers, principals, and district administrators for best practices in preschool through third grade, including connecting these strategies to all grade levels.
It's What You Can Do Tomorrow
Using the popular Hack Learning Series problem-solving formula, Cabeen brings educators a simple guide for making the early years more meaningful, engaging, and full of intentional learning experiences. Cabeen shows all stakeholders how to:
- Create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement
- Provide a clear understanding for ALL staff members of what we want students to learn
- Give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning and how they can support teachers and learners at home
- Bridge the gap between early learning and K-12
- Create innovative professional growth for pre-K-3 educators
- Grant access to research-based practices and give teachers time to reflect on their teaching with others, in order to learn the best strategies for ALL children -- Pre-K-3 and beyond -- to succeed
Experts gush over Jessica Cabeen and Hacking Early Learning
"Hacking Early Learning gets to both the heart and mind of our youngest learners. The practical strategies allow the reader to set up an environment that works for everyone in the learning community. If you work with kids, or adults who work with kids, Hacking Early Learning is an essential component to your leadership toolbox.”
-Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent, Fall Creek Schools, Co-author of Hacking Leadership
“Jessica Cabeen is not afraid to say she’s learned from her mistakes and misconceptions. But it is those mistakes and misconceptions that qualify her to write this book, with its wonderfully user-friendly format. For each problem specified, there is a hack and actionable advice presented as “What You Can Do Tomorrow” and “A Blueprint for Full Implementation.” Jessica’s leadership is informed by both head and heart and, because of that, her wisdom will be of value to those who wish to teach and lead in the early childhood field.”
-Rae Pica, Early Childhood Education Keynote Speaker and author of What If Everybody Understood Child Development?
"Jessica’s amazing successes as a school leader give credibility and weight to her shared knowledge so that the readers feel empowered and confident in turn-keying these strategies into a plan of action to be successful at their schools. You’re going to love reading this book and want to share it with others!”
-Andy Jacks, Award-winning principal and Co-founder of #DadsAsPrincipals
Scroll up and grab Hacking Early Learning today, and commit to a lasting impact on early learners tomorrow.
Throw out gradebooks and meet the assessment system of the future!
Mark Barnes’s formula for feedback, titled SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect, Resubmit), has delivered stunning results to the forward-thinking schools that have tried it. The method in this book will loosen and then break your classroom’s dependence on the “A-through-F” grading system that does little more than silence student voices.
Delving into what really motivates students, the book covers:
- How GPA is a classic example of “the tail wagging the dog”
- Utilizing mobile devices and social networks to maximize the benefits of SE2R
- Addressing and overcoming bureaucratic resistance to change
10 Simple Solutions to Some of Education's Biggest Problems
The Hack Learning Anthology brings you the most innovative education Hacks from the first nine books in the Hack Learning Series.
Written by 12 award-winning classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, college instructors, and international presenters, Anthology is every educator's new problem-solving handbook.
See the new formula that is changing how teachers and leaders innovate
A dozen of the world's top educators tackle some of our toughest problems with the revolutionary Hack Learning Formula:
- The Problem: An issue that appears impossible to solve
- The Hack: A simple solution that may be difficult to see
- What You Can Do Tomorrow: Strategies for using the Hack immediately
- A Blueprint for Full Implementation: Strategies for capacity building
- Overcoming Pushback: A list of objections and how to handle them
- The Hack in Action: A quick look at someone who uses the Hack in a classroom or school
One "Hacky" Book
Hack Learning is different from anything else in education, and so is Anthology because it's both a preview of 9 other books and a full-fledged, feature-length blueprint for solving your biggest school and classroom problems.
- Create C.U.L.T.U.R.E: from Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis
- Teach Students to Self-Grade: from Hacking Assessment by Starr Sackstein
- Pineapple Charts: from Hacking Education by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez
- Teach Them to Tinker: from Make Writing by Angela Stockman
- Hash Out a Hashtag: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant
- Spotlight Reading in Your School: from Hacking Literacy by Gerard Dawson
- Amplify Student Voice: from Hacking Homework by Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton
- The Progress Assessment Tool (PAT): from Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
- Vigor Versus Rigor: from Hacking the Common Core by Michael Fisher
- Conclusion: Good Luck: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant
Read Hack Learning Anthology today
And put an innovative solution into action tomorrow.
Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students’ standardized test results but avoid a “teach-to-the-test” mentality that throttles creativity and freedom?
In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment—a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy.
By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which?
* Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects.
* Students receive constant narrative feedback.
* Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes.
* Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades.
* Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management.
Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios—and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.
Meet digital natives on their own turf!
Our students are already accustomed to constantly-evolving mobile technology and they crave more than what plain paper and pencil can provide. Veteran teacher, renowned author, and tech expert Mark Barnes shows educators how to use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning. This inspiring resource describes how to:
- Mentor students in responsible use of technology
- Build students’ aptitudes for critical thought and content curation
- Encourage collaboration beyond the classroom walls
- Easily learn and introduce new technology
Including real-life teaching examples and exciting K-12 lesson ideas, along with a teacher-friendly technology glossary.
Tap the power of digital learning!
In today’s digital world, distance and cultural differences are inconsequential. Technology empowers students and provides them with unlimited resources and opportunities. With this easy guide, you’ll learn the five essential skills to transform students into global learners:
- Creating and sharing digital information
- Using social media
- Digital publishing
- Building a personal learning network
- Using aggregators to create, maintain, and share content
Loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools, this breakthrough guide to incredible learning opportunities will keep you and your students a step ahead!