A fun and functional guide for school leaders who want to encourage and inspire student achievement, this book offers 101 "stunts" to copy, accompanied by case studies that will make the stunts come to life.
Frank Sennett guides the teacher through choosing a stunt, involving the whole school in the process, and finally, carrying out the stunt successfully. He scores each "stunt" in a variety of ways so that teachers can easily see what fits in with what they want their students to achieve. In addition, he ties "stunts" to specific discipline areas.
This book is a great reference and a kick-start for teachers looking for creative ways to be a part of the achievement process.
Frank Sennett earned his fiction MFA from the University of Montana, and now teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program. He served as editor of the K-12 journal Curriculum Review for a decade. His other Corwin Press books are 101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement and 400 Quotable Quotes from the World's Leading Educators.
AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction: Take the Motivational Stunt Challenge1. Stunt Pros: Making the Case for Motivational Stunts2. Set Up for Success: How to Lay the Groundwork for a Successful Motivational Stunt3. Silly Suggestions, Boffo Blueprints, and Idiotic Ideas: 101 Stunts That Will Motivate Your Students to New Academic Heights4. Don't Try This at School: How to Avoid a Stunt Gone Wrong5. Alert the Media: How to Generate Positive Press for Your StuntReferences