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Teachers and Leaders Need Innovative Solutions

The Hack Learning Anthology brings you the most innovative education Hacks from the first nine books in the Hack Learning Series.

Written by 12 award-winning classroom teachers, principals, superintendents, college instructors, business owners, and international presenters, Anthology is every educator’s new problem-solving handbook.

The formula that is changing education

A dozen of the world’s top educators tackle some of our toughest problems with the revolutionary Hack Learning Formula:

  • The Problem: An issue that appears impossible to solve
  • The Hack: A simple solution that may be difficult to see
  • What You Can Do Tomorrow: Strategies for using the Hack immediately
  • A Blueprint for Full Implementation: Strategies for capacity building
  • Overcoming Pushback: A list of objections and how to handle them
  • The Hack in Action: A quick look at someone who uses the Hack in a classroom or school
Hack Learning Anthology

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One “Hacky” Book

Hack Learning is different from anything else in education, and so is Anthology because it’s both a preview of 9 other books and a full-fledged, feature-length blueprint for solving your biggest school and classroom problems.

The Hacks

  1. Create C.U.L.T.U.R.E: from Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo and Tony Sinanis
  2. Teach Students to Self-Grade: from Hacking Assessment by Starr Sackstein
  3. Pineapple Charts: from Hacking Education by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez
  4. Teach Them to Tinker: from Make Writing by Angela Stockman
  5. Hash Out a Hashtag: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant
  6. Spotlight Reading in Your School: from Hacking Literacy by Gerard Dawson
  7. Amplify Student Voice: from Hacking Homework by Starr Sackstein and Connie Hamilton
  8. The Progress Assessment Tool (PAT): from Hacking Project Based Learning by Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy
  9. Vigor Versus Rigor: from Hacking the Common Core by Michael Fisher
  10. Conclusion: Good Luck: from Hacking Engagement by James Sturtevant

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The word “hacker” became a favorite part of my vocabulary when I first saw the movie Jurassic Park. The boy, Tim, calls Lex, his sister, a computer nerd, and she abruptly replies, “I prefer to be called a hacker.” Later, that precocious, self-proclaimed hacker provides some nifty computer coding that ultimately saves everyone from being eaten by diabolical raptors and other ravenous dinosaurs.

Even though they were fictional, her heroics made me an instant fan of Lex, the young hacker in Jurassic Park. You see, she didn’t steal top-secret government files or surreptitiously empty the bank accounts of hundreds of unsuspecting retirees. Rather, she saw a problem, used the assets she had at her fingertips, and concocted a solution that no one else could see. She didn’t need a committee or a five-year plan. Lex, the hacker, had all she needed—a problem, a unique skillset, and a little finesse.

Lex is one of my favorite movie characters because of her courage in the face of incredible odds and because she taught me that hackers are not the dangerous predators they’re made out to be. In fact, most hackers have the potential to be heroes.

So, when I decided to write a book about practical solutions for educators, I knew the title long before penning a single word of content. Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School was the perfect moniker for a book designed to show people how to attack problems, much as Lex did in Jurassic Park. It was the perfect title for a book aimed at inspiring teachers to become hackers.

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Read Hack Learning Anthology today and put an innovative solution into action tomorrow.

Hack Learning Anthology Table of Contents

Hack Learning Anthology: Innovative Solutions for Teachers and Leaders (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 10)