About the Author
Learn more about author, Robyn Jackson, her background, her research, and her goals for you and your school.
In Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher with the right kind of practice. This mindset is achieved by rigorously applying seven principles of the master teacher mindset to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students. The more you practice these principles, the more you begin to think like a master teacher. Learn more about Never Work Harder Than Your Students here.
For more information on the companion DVD Never Work Harder Than Your Students: The Journey to Great Teaching click here.
Based on Principle 1 in our best-seller Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, this how-to guide gives you the steps you need to motivate resistant students. Rather than suggesting elaborate reward systems or a never-ending scheme of creative tricks, this guide explains what to do about students who are completely uninterested in—or even out-and-out hostile to—classroom learning. Learn more about Motivating Reluctant Learners here.
Drawing from Principle 2 in our best-seller Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, this guide explains how to plan more rigorous, engaging, and rewarding lessons that help your students go beyond a surface understanding of the material and see the connection between what they are doing in class and their ultimate learning goals. Regardless of the grade level or discipline you teach, discover how to create lessons that are much more focused, activities that are more relevant and engaging, and assessments that are much more informative to both you and your students. Learn more about Rigorous Instruction here.
Based on Principle 4 from our best-selling book Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, this guide helps you become an expert in providing proactive learning support — what great teachers do to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. The authors take you through the steps of building your plan and provide all the strategies you need to support students before, during, and after instruction. Learn more about Supporting Struggling Students here.
Finally, a leadership approach that actually helps teachers become better teachers! Learn how to provide customized feedback to teachers that actually helps them get better at teaching and you’ll begin to see how teacher feedback can have a direct impact on student learning. This publications helps you to structure conversations with teachers that will revolutionize their performance by saying the right thing at the right time to inspire the teachers you supervise. Learn more about Strategic Conversations here.
First, in a series of practical workbooks on teaching topics, The Differentiation Workbook, Second Edition, provides a step-by-step guide for how to create a classroom that supports effectively differentiate instruction. This how-to guide takes a practical advice approach to getting you there. Learn more about Differentiation here.
Mindsteps™ Staff Development Kits provide schools with everything they need to conduct semester- or year-long professional development process that is differentiated, meaningful, and most of all effective in building teacher effectiveness. Learn more about our Staff Development Kits here.