Foreword by: Charlotte Danielson
Afterword by: Brian M. Pete
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
Teacher-to-teacher collaboration is more than a survival tactic; it is the social interaction that propels professional learning. In her new book, master teacher and educational consultant Robin Fogarty offers 13 guiding principles for new teachers and school leaders. These seminal ideas, along with the stories that accompany them, will invite, excite, and ignite teachers from kindergarten to college. Each chapter includes a description of the guiding principle, a companion vignette, classroom examples, teaching and learning tips, and discussion questions. While designed for new and preservice teachers, coaches, mentors, and seasoned veterans will also find new perspectives and ideas for their own practice and for mentoring newcomers to the profession.
Robin J. Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty & Associates, a Chicago-based educational publishing/consulting company. Robin has trained educators around the world and has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahrain, and the Netherlands.
" Invite! Excite! Ignite! is a true celebration of teaching and learning, organized around 13 important principles that surround this essential work. It will be a valued supplement to any introduction to teaching course, as well as an appreciated gift from a coach or mentor to a new or developing teacher."
—from the Foreword by Charlotte Danielson, founder, Danielson Group
"Fogarty’s modern view of learning demands a 'mind-shift.' It is about the human drive to learn, to understand, to confront and resolve problems, and to make meaning. This book helps teachers build trust in, gain knowledge about, and become protectors of this human yearning. Filled with practical strategies and resources, this book can lead the way."
—Arthur L. Costa, professor emeritus, California State University, Sacramento
"Robin Fogarty gets it right from the very beginning: A teacher's role is not to serve up information but to facilitate learning. Invite! Excite! Ignite! is a deeply informed exploration of what that can look like at its best."
—David Perkins, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Research Professor of Teaching and Learning, Harvard Graduate School of Education