Discover ways to cultivate a thriving and passionate community of learners – in your classroom! In this book, educators and consultants Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold show you how to spark and sustain your students’ energy, excitement, and love of learning.
This book presents ideas for planning and implementing a Clubhouse Classroom, where passion meets practice every day. In the Clubhouse Classroom, students learn new skills and explore their talents with the help of educators who are invigorated by the subjects they teach.
Learn how to move away from prescription-driven learning toward passion-driven learning, and begin to make a real difference in the lives of your students. These strategies will help teachers in Grades K-12 put the "heart" back into teaching and learning – and make a lasting impact as educators!
This book describes innovative ways to run a classroom where students are engaged. It features many resources including tips for participaing in online education-communities. —Cindi Rigsbee, 2009 National Teacher of the Year Finalist
The real strength of this book lies in the very concrete and practical suggestions for putting the passion-driven classroom theory into practice. Lessons, activities and classroom management techniques move this book from the ivory tower into the real classroom. The authors, with long histories as classroom teachers, have obviously made their own passion work for them. They also describe ways technology can be used by both teachers and students to support passion-driven learning. —Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Public Schools
"Profile of a Passion-Driven Student," by Lisa Nielsen for The Innovative Educator blog
Angela Maiers and Amy Sandvold present The Passion-Driven Classroom LIVE!
The Blue Skunk Blog reviews The Passion-Driven Classroom
Curriculum 21 podcast interview with Angela Maiers
Angela Maiers interviewed for The Royal Treatment Blog at Scholastic.com
Angela Maiers is an educator, speaker, consultant and professional trainer known for her work in literacy, leadership and global communications. She has spent 22 years working in elementary, middle and university settings as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor.
Amy Sandvold is an administrator, teacher and learner. She has served in both public and private schools, in rural, urban and suburban areas. She has taught Title I Reading, been a 3rd and 5th grade classroom teacher, and served as a literacy coach. She has taught several courses at the University of Northern Iowa.