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The Hack Learning Series flagship book, Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School, epitomizes the idea of hack learning–identifying problems facing schools and educators daily and providing simple solutions that others may not see.
The key to the success of Hacking Education is the point of view of the Hackers. They are experienced educators, who have learned through years of practice to view problems from different angles.
Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez combine decades of classroom teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with thought leaders around the world, in order to hack 10 big education problems with amazing right-now solutions.
The Bestselling Hacking Education, a Benjamin Franklin Award Honoree in Education, is now available in paperback, audiobook, and eBook versions via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in stores worldwide.
Experts love Hacking Education
Got a problem? Need a practical, innovative solution that you can implement tomorrow? Look no further. In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez combine decades of teaching experience with hacker ingenuity, mixing a nifty recipe for success in any school. Hacking Education is more than a how-to book for best practices in the classroom. It’s a blueprint for finding more time in your day, creating a culture of readers, solving daily tech woes, building rapport with students, and turning chaos into peace. Barnes and Gonzalez don’t just solve problems; they turn teachers into hackers–a transformation that is right on time.”
— Don Wettrick, author of Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level
“Jennifer and Mark are two educators that know how to transform some of the most frustrating teacher problems into easy-to-implement solutions. Each hack in this book is presented in a clear and logical manner. I found myself agreeing over and over again with the sensibility of their ideas. Yet, as we all know, good ideas in education sometime get stopped in their tracks. Thankfully Jennifer and Mark have provided simple steps that anyone can take to overcome resistance and pushback against the doubters. Hacking Education proves that anyone–from a first year-teacher to a 30-year veteran–can be a more effective teacher and be a positive agent of change in their school’s culture.”
— Brian Sztabnik, host Talks with Teachers podcast, contributing author at Edutopia
“Insightful… Schools and teachers that want to go from good to great must read Hacking Education. You’ll be delighted by how simple it is to apply these hacks into your workflow. Barnes and Gonzalez provide a refreshingly modern take on a system that has become old and sclerotic—our schools. Their writing is succinct, it resonates and smacks you with the deliverables.”
— Daniel McCabe, Assistant Principal Accompsett Middle School Smithtown, NY
Our Hackers look at a school’s assets–teachers, administrators, students, parents, and available tools–and find ways to use these assets that other education shareholders may not see.
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