Students have an endless capacity of positive energy that can be harnessed into deeper understanding. This notion lies at the heart of Ron Nash’s The Power of We, and through a powerful combination of first-hand stories and expert research, he inspiringly recounts his awakening to the truth that engaging students starts by involving them as active participants in their own learning.
By tracing his steps from a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed first-time teacher to a renowned education expert with four decades of experience, Nash’s first-person narrative springs to life as humorous tales lead to eye-opening realizations of classroom techniques that:
- Encourage face-to-face conversations among students rather than reliance on technology
- Put students first to create effective, dynamic classroom communities
- Embrace the mistakes and use them to build advantage
- Learn to narrow your focus to achieve big results
- Help make a habit of being and staying positive by monitoring one’s own daily energy levels
- Extend a hand in the classroom to find the energy necessary to make instructional changes
By reassessing one’s own understanding of the traditional model of teacher – learner – test, educators can then leverage these strategies and tools to forge their own paths in helping students learn through true reflection of their classroom experiences.
Product Code: BPP180001
ISBN: 9781943920266 | 03/06/18
"In his engaging, inimitable writing style, Ron takes teachers on his personal transformational journey from the traditional era of straight rows and lecture to the more effective practices of collaborative learning coupled with movement and laughter. It should be required reading for every practitioner!"
—Marcia Tate, Educational Consultant and Author
"Ron’s latest book is for every teacher – young and old, novice and veteran. At every turn we are reminded of the art and craft of teaching. Most importantly we are reminded of the “why” that brought us to this noble profession in the first place – our students!!! This writing is sure to energize some and re-energize others, with strategies and ideas to use now. Take “The Power of We” and start today to impact the students we are blessed to serve!"
— Rich Hall, PhD, Director of Elementary Education
Henrico County Public Schools
"As a building level administrator working to incorporate the Four C’s into our curriculum, Ron Nash’s new book is a great resource for our staff as we work toward an understanding of the importance of student-centered teaching and learning. The ideas and stories are straight from someone who has walked in our shoes."
— Scott Schlentner, Assistant Principal
Stonewall Jackson High School, VA
"It is very readable and the author has an incredibly approachable style. This is something any teacher could pick up and read. It’s also appropriate for any teacher, whether a first year teacher or someone in their 40th year. The ideas are clear and wonderfully doable (so many books have ideas that you wouldn’t even know how to begin implementing). It’s also well researched and based on very current work that many are already familiar with (Hattie, Dweck, Pink).
— Cathy Whitehead, Director of Literacy
Tennessee Early Literacy Network and 2016 Tennessee Teacher of the Year
"Ron hits another home run in the crucial game of teaching and learning. I plan to recommend this practical book to all of my graduate education students.”
— Roger D. Collins, Ed. D., Assistant Professor
James Madison University
Executive Director, VaSCL