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Difference Making at the Heart of Learning

Difference Making at the Heart of Learning
Students, Schools, and Communities Alive With Possibility

October 2020 | 136 pages | Corwin

Your students will change the world!

Today’s learners know they face a complex future. They yearn to live in a world where people are working with purpose, leading with character and making a difference. Learning to identify problems and use smart tools to develop meaningful solutions will help them make a difference in their families, their communities and for society.

They need your help. This inspirational, yet practical guide shows educators how to build on students’ own talents and interests to develop their desire for a better world, entrepreneurial mindset and personal leadership skills. Features include:

?       New learning priorities centered around making a difference

?       A framework based on the 25 most important issues of our time

?       Examples and case studies from a diverse range of projects, people, and places 

Students learn more when they feel a sense of purpose. With adults like you to guide them, they’ll be ready to make a difference—and shape the world to come.

Acknowledgements / Thanks
Part I: We're all in this together
Chapter 1: A New Mutuality
Chapter 2: We Thrive by Contributing
Chapter 3: Earth Owner’s Manual
Part II: Everyone Has a Big Next Step
Chapter 4: Learning to Lead
Chapter 5: Purpose Powers Contribution
Chapter 6: Communities of Contribution
Part III: Schools Alive with Possibility
Chapter 7: A New History
Chapter 8: Contribution at the Core
Chapter 9: Colleges for Contribution
Key features
This book will provide education leaders and teachers with a guide to:
  • Helping teachers and schools adjust to new educational priorities
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills in students
  • Helping students identify problems in society and develop meaningful solutions
  • Helping students recognize their gifts and talents, and what they can contribute to the world around them
  • Community Toolkit to help individual teachers and system leaders get started

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ISBN: 9781071814857

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