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Meant for More

Real Talk About Classrooms Built on Dignity, Authenticity, and Connection

“Students rarely underperform when conditions are set up for their academic, cultural, and emotional success,” writes author Angie Freese. Get the tools and strategies you need to cultivate a classroom culture where student voice is valued in a dignified, authentic, and connected learning environment.

Benefits

  • Explore the attributes and core tendencies that evolve within Meant for More classrooms
  • Study the infrastructure needed to elevate each attribute into learning environments
  • Recognize and celebrate your individual strengths and assets
  • Lean into vulnerability regarding the barriers to district, school, and classroom success
  • Use a continuum to monitor your comfort level with each attribute discussed
  • Bring student voice into the dialogue around meaningful, relevant classroom instruction

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1: Building Awareness to Rehumanize Our Profession
Chapter 2: Embracing Authenticity
Chapter 3: Fostering Connection
Chapter 4: Cultivating Curiosity
Chapter 5: Empowering Voice
Chapter 6: Nurturing Resilience
Chapter 7: Giving Grace
Epilogue: Until We Meet Again

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Chapter 6

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Books

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  • Conzemius, A. E., & O’Neill, J. (2014). The handbook for SMART school teams: Revitalizing best practices for collaboration. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Erkens, C., Schimmer, T., & Dimich, N. (2018). Instructional agility: Responding to assessment with real-time decisions. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Erkens, C., Schimmer, T., & Dimich, N. (2019). Growing tomorrow’s citizens in today’s classrooms: Assessing seven critical competencies. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. (2021). Soul!: Fulfilling the promise of your professional life as a teacher and leader. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2015). Overcoming the achievement gap trap: Liberating mindsets to effect change. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A., & Cruz, L. (2019). Time for change: 4 essential skills for transformational school and district leaders. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • White, K. (2022). Student self-assessment: Data notebooks, portfolios, and other tools to advance learning. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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