Author: Musiowsky-Borneman Tamera
Number Of Pages: 144
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“One of the best new Special Education books” – BookAuthority
Tamera Musiowsky-Borneman and C. Y. Arnold have developed a way to bring a minimalist mindset to the classroom and shed the burden of too many initiatives, strategies, and “things” in general. Their Triple P process helps teachers declutter in three steps: identify something’s purpose, prioritize what is important, and pare down to essentials.
Because the Triple P process emphasizes structured and candid self-reflection to determine what is essential, meaningful, and useful—and then discard what is extraneous—The Minimalist Teacher can be adapted to the physical classroom environment, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and more. Each chapter provides sample reflection questions and brainstorming activities to help teachers
* Reduce mental and physical waste.
* Manage burnout and stress.
* Advocate for minimalism in the school.
* Prioritize resources that best support student learning.
Teachers face countless decisions every day, few of which are easy, but they don’t have to be overwhelming. No matter the classroom, you can take control of your daily decisions in a way that reduces educator stress and builds a better learning environment for students.
“Tammy Musiowsky and C.Y. Arnold have created a fantastic resource to help educators ‘do less, better.’ This timely book introduces a framework that will help you streamline tasks, stay focused, and use your time strategically with the goal of impacting students in every classroom. The Minimalist Educator and Triple P Framework is perfect for teachers, coaches and school leaders who are committed to making the most of their time throughout the school year!” — Monica Burns, Ed.D, author of EdTech Essentials (ASCD)
“As educators, it is imperative that start to shift to a minimalist approach in our teaching models. The Minimalist Teacher addresses the complexities that teachers face when it comes to following through with the necessary steps required to reduce teacher burnout and exhaustion in the profession. In order for educators to be true agents of change, the process of decluttering must occur, and instruction and assessments must become trauma informed and culturally competent. Each chapter unpacks core principles, includes real educational vignettes, practical and realistic takeaways, and reflective questions that help educators to take the next steps towards minimalizing their practices. This is the perfect book and resource for every educator that is serious about fostering inclusive learning environments for all students!”– Dr. Basil Marin, High School Assistant Principal & DEI Consultant
“Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman and C. Y. Arnold offer a wonderfully refreshing look at how teachers can maximize their efforts and benefit their students. Their “Minimalist Approach” is, in fact, something we should all do: Determine our purpose, establish our priorities, and pare our resources (and activities) as we move forward. “Decluttering initiatives,” for example, is a good way to look at focusing our efforts. With materials, curriculum, and efforts, as they note, more is not always better! In fact, often more isn’t better at all. Teaching is both remarkably gratifying and remarkably tiring (and the pandemic has only increased teachers’ stress and efforts). But this Minimalist Approach offers a new and simpler way to look at how teachers teach and assess. Reading this book is not going to be as calming as going to a spa, but it may come close. Throughout the book, their thoughts draw from and offer myriad resources, and include helpful checklists, but what comes through the strongest is that this represents the wise advice of two talented, experienced, and caring educators. I highly recommend this book!”– Dr. Thomas Hoerr, Scholar in Residence, UMSL Emeritus Head, New City School, ASCD author of The Formative Five & Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide
“One of the best new Special
Release Date: 28-07-2021
Package Dimensions: 10x253x251