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Power Engage

Seven Power Moves for Building Strong Relationships to Increase Engagement with Students and Parents

This book sounds an urgent alarm for educators to increase student, family, and community engagement in learning. Coach Carlos Johnson’s framework for performance-based relationships offers a valuable guide to motivating unmotivated students and deepening the investment of all stakeholders in effective classroom instruction.

Benefits

  • Identify the high why behind increasing student engagement and discover how to help students find their high why as well.
  • Foster a healthy sense of cooperative competition in students so they can reach their full potential.
  • Tailor approaches in response to the various racial, socioeconomic, and gendered factors that impact student investment.
  • Learn how to build mutually beneficial relationships with parents to achieve higher educational performance, transform school culture, and reduce staff stress.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Discover the One Thing That Can Change Everything
Chapter 2: Get Our Buts Out of the Way: Relationship Mindsets
Chapter 3: Power Move: Adopt the Classroom Coach Mindset
Chapter 4: Power Move: Know Your High Why for Teaching
Chapter 5: Power Move: Help Students Find Their High Why
Chapter 6: Power Move: Foster Cooperative Competition
Chapter 7: Power Move: Educate and Celebrate Parents as Partners
Chapter 8: Power Move: Target Your Boys
Chapter 9: Power Move: Measure Student Engagement Frequently
Chapter 10: Understand the Engagement Evidence Chain
Epilogue

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Chapter 10

SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Books

  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., & Many, T. (2010). Learning by doing: A handbook for professional learning communities at work (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by doing: A handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Eaker, R. (1998). Professional Learning Communities at Work: Best practices for enhancing student achievement Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kanold, T. (2017). HEART! Fully forming your professional life as a teacher and leader. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Kise, J. A. G. (2021). Doable differentiation: Twelve strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Mattos, M. (2017). Timebomb: the cost of dropping out [DVD]. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Muhammad, A. (2018). Transforming school culture: How to overcome staff division. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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