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101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement



© 2005 | 168 pages | Corwin
"Contrary to popular belief, school can be fun. Frank Sennett's motivational stunts provide examples that make learning an enjoyable experience. These humorous suggestions challenge and encourage students to succeed. Principals can choose a stunt level that they are comfortable with and go from there. Let the adventure begin!"
Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director 
National Association of Secondary School Principals

101 creative, fun, and tested ways to help raise student achievement!

Students tend to respond academically when they believe their teachers and administrators are taking a positive personal interest in their education. Many principals and educators often employ motivational stunts as rewards and as learning tools for their K-8 students as one sure way of motivating academic achievement. Frank Sennett's user-friendly book outlines 101 motivational stunts educators can use to creatively inspire and motivate students to higher academic achievement. He lists scores of ideas that are easy to replicate, and accompanies them with successful case studies from across the country.

After describing each motivational stunt the author offers:

  • Suggestions for related cross-curricular activities
  • Tips for avoiding problems
  • Additional resources worth exploring
  • References to complementary stunts to mix and match for students' delight
  • A silliness rating of 1-5 for each stunt to help each educator with their personality and "comfort level" of performing in public
101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement Students is a sure-fire method of achieving great academic heights and producing a closer-knit educational community.
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction: Take the Motivational Stunt Challenge
 
1. Stunt Pros: Making the Case for Motivational Stunts
 
2. Set Up for Success: How to Lay the Groundwork for a Successful Motivational Stunt
 
3. Silly Suggestions, Boffo Blueprints, and Idiotic Ideas: 101 Stunts That Will Motivate Your Students to New Academic Heights
 
4. Don't Try This at School: How to Avoid a Stunt Gone Wrong
 
5. Alert the Media: How to Generate Positive Press for Your Stunt
 
References

This is an excellent book to use as a quick reference to help brainstorm creative ideas to inspire students.

Jan Griffin, Assistant Principal
Ocean Springs Middle School, MS

I enjoyed the fun conversational style of writing, the sense of humor, but also well thought out structure, thorough planning, and that everything was linked to academic improvement.

Caryl Thomason, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Cheyenne Mountain District 12, Colorado Springs, CO

Contrary to popular belief, school can be fun. Frank Sennett's motivational stunts provide examples that make learning an enjoyable experience. These humorous suggestions challenge and encourage students to succeed. Principals can choose a stunt level that they are comfortable with and go from there. Let the adventure begin!

Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director
National Association of Secondary School Principals

Hard work is the engine that drives my students to success, but it is the fun we have together that fuels the tank. 101 Stunts for Principals to Inspire Student Achievement is the fuel that will help power my students to even higher levels of achievement.

Bill Cecil
Michigan Teacher of the Year 2003-2004

“I find this book to be comprehensive, helpful, and a creative tool for educators.”

J. Victor McGuire, Instructor/Corwin Author
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Key features
  • Very user-friendly material that is easily replicated and put to use
  • A great complement to the successful quote books on our list, including the new quote book under contract from Sennett
  • Excellent purchase potential for distributors of activity material – Lakeshore, et al.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Stunt Pros


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ISBN: 9780761988366
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