Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core


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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.51 inches | 0.73 pounds

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About the Author

Lauren Porosoff has been an educator since 2000, and she writes and presents about how to design curriculum and professional development that empowers students and teachers. Informed by research and practices from contextual behavioral science, her work also includes the books EMPOWER Your Students and Two-for-One Teaching, and more than 30 articles about how students and teachers can clarify and commit to their values at school.


Lauren Porosoff challenges readers to rethink their instructional practice and to incorporate their individual values into planning, instruction, and assessment. Without prescribing or presuming, Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core provides illustrative, authentic examples from a wide range of content areas that offer steps that guide educators through the process of identifying their own values and using those values to adapt their teaching practices. Teachers from all grade-levels and content areas will find inspiration and guidance to redesign an individual lesson or an entire curriculum.--Bonnie Nieves, high school life science teacher, Massachusetts
Lauren Porosoff makes a strong case that clarity on our values will ensure meaningful learning for our students. Teach Meaningful: Tools to Design the Curriculum at Your Core gives teachers and schools the tools to discover what is important to them and design curriculum accordingly. Curriculum design books can be boring but not this one. It strikes a nice balance between being informative and engaging.--Eric Hayes, international educator
In Teach Meaningful, Lauren Porosoff provides a road map for curriculum designers that helps mesh together content standards and individual teacher values. She provides background "mini-lessons" told through story-like examples and then turns to practical exercises to help teachers design relevant, engaging, and value laden curriculum.--Don Sturm, technology integration specialist, former high school social studies teacher
When we bring our values into our teaching, real magic can happen in our classrooms. In Teach Meaningful, Lauren Porosoff shows how better understanding what's important to us as teachers can transpire into meaningful lessons for students. Taking charge of HOW we teach and reflecting on those lessons makes more meaningful experiences for our students. Porosoff provides a well-thought out step by step inventory to help all teachers begin to Teach Meaningful.--Susan Kotch, teacher and author of "Casey of Cranberry Cove"