Being a teacher in the 21st century is a challenging feat. With new education initiatives being introduced by politicians with no previous education experience, it's a constant struggle to keep up with new standards that often don't make sense or are not feasible. With all of this pressure, how is it possible to keep lessons interesting and fun? This book encompasses a variety of lesson ideas, inspirational wisdom, and motivation for teachers. With so much negativity surrounding education, this book is a refreshing alternative view of the positive aspects of teaching in today's day in age. Chapters: Chapter 1: A Song's Hook Chapter 2: The Art of Storytelling Chapter 3: It's all fun and games Chapter 4: The Hidden Curriculum Chapter 5: Teach a Child to Fish Chapter 6: Places They've Never Been Chapter 7: Singers, Actors, and Comedians Chapter 8: Why do you teach? Chapter 9: Marketing Your Lessons Chapter 10: Riddles and Randomness Chapter 11: An Ounce of Prevention Chapter 12: Roller Coaster Lessons Chapter 13: Inflection Improves Reflection Chapter 14: Understanding Their World Chapter 15: Running a Marathon Chapter 16: Variety in Your Diet Chapter 17: Justifying Their Education Chapter 18: Riding the Wave Chapter 19: The Grass Isn't Always Greener Chapter 20: Flipping Your Class Chapter 21: Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?
Brent Bogan is the founder of the popular professional development company, Unconventional Teaching (www.UnconventionalTeaching.com). Unconventional Teaching workshops specialize in topics such as classroom management, assessment strategies, the flipped classroom/education technology, and creating entertaining and memorable lessons for students. Bogan is native to the small farming community of Sabina, Ohio. Brent currently resides with his wife and son in Tennessee. Bogan attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geosciences, a Master of Education Degree in Administration & Supervision, and an Education Specialist Degree with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, spending time with his family, and traveling. He has been a classroom educator for well over a decade, currently serves as the department chair of social studies, a dean of students, and is continuously testing and applying innovative lessons to help his students learn and improve their academic achievement.