A Meaningful Mess

A Teacher's Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keeping It All Together Without Losing Your Mind
by Andi McNair
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Publisher: Sourcebooks

Publication Date: April 15, 2019

ISBN: 9781618219282

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There is no successful business in the world that continues to do something that is not working for its customers. Unfortunately, education is not working for today's students. A Meaningful MessHow do you organize what may seem like a chaotic mess into a classroom that empowers students to engage with content and pursue their passions? A Meaningful Mess offers suggestions and specific tools that can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant, and student-driven learning experiences—even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research , A Meaningful Mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.

em> is written for teachers who want what is best for their students despite the current culture of compliance and a belief that school cannot be fun for today's learners. School should be a place where students and teachers all want to be. To address this need, the book offers suggestions and specific tools that be can be used to engage this generation of students in meaningful, relevant, and student-driven learning experiences—even if things in the classroom may get messy, both literally and figuratively. Such strategies and tools include Genius Hour, Makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, meaningful technology, global learning experiences, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and reflection. Packed with relevant evidence and research, "A Meaningful Mess" helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners.