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Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains, 3rd Edition

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:00 am EDT

New and experienced teachers alike are faced with a number of difficult questions: how to engage students, encourage self-directed learning, differentiate instruction and develop dynamic lessons that foster critical thinking and strategic problem solving. Teaching Outside the Box: How to Grab Your Students by Their Brain, Third Edition incorporates practical strategies and comprehensive advice for teachers of all experience levels on how to deal with these issues.

The new edition will include instructions on how to create dynamic, authentically-aligned Common Core lessons and will offer a year-long strategy so that teachers may support their students as they strive to be critical thinkers and problem solvers. Additionally, reflection questions at the end of each chapter provide opportunities for use in book groups, professional development and in undergraduate and graduate courses.

Bestselling author LouAnne Johnson offers her unique perspective on the topics covered, urging readers to step outside the boxand shift their focus from “fixing” the students when a problem arises to helping a teacher improve his or her practice.

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LouAnne Johnson is the author of The New York Times bestseller that was made into the movie Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don’t Do Homework). She is a former U.S. Navy journalist, Marine Corps officer and high school teacher. Currently, she is associate professor of teacher education at Santa Fe Community College. She has presented keynote and commencement addresses to numerous organizations, including the National School Boards Association, the National Council on Curriculum Development, National University and the European Council of International Schools. In addition, she has appeared on several TV shows, including Oprah, CBS Eye to Eye, NBC Weekend Today, Maury Povich, Tom Snyder and CNN.

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