No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters
No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters
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No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters

By Elizabeth Hammond Brinkerhoff, Alysia D. Roehrig, Edited by Ellin Oliver Keene, Edited by Nell K Duke
Introduction by Nell K Duke
Afterword by Ellin Oliver Keene

“We need to evaluate how we spend time in our classroom by asking whether it is proportional to how valuable the activity is in fostering students’ independence and growth.”
—Elizabeth Brinkerhoff and Alysia Roehrig

Time is precious, and every teacher needs more. No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters shows you where to find it as well as research-based ways to align every classroom minute you can with the goals you have for learners.

The most important learning in any classroom occurs when students actively engage in work that matters, so clearing away anything that...

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“We need to evaluate how we spend time in our classroom by asking whether it is proportional to how valuable the activity is in fostering students’ independence and growth.”
—Elizabeth Brinkerhoff and Alysia Roehrig

Time is precious, and every teacher needs more. No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters shows you where to find it as well as research-based ways to align every classroom minute you can with the goals you have for learners.

The most important learning in any classroom occurs when students actively engage in work that matters, so clearing away anything that siphons off learning time is crucial. Elizabeth Brinkerhoff and Alysia Roehrig provide tools for assessing your classroom time, a summary of pertinent research, and suggestions for planning and teaching that help make every minute count. Their strategies will help you create and leverage instructional opportunities by:

  • finding new efficiencies in your classroom management
  • improving alignment between instruction and learning objectives
  • increasing the time students spend in higher-level thinking.

“If we want students to become adults who spend their time in purposeful, constructive ways,” write Elizabeth and Alysia, “we need to give them opportunities to spend their time purposefully and take responsibility for how their time is spent.” Give them the time to become independent with No More Sharpening Pencils During Work Time and Other Time Wasters.

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Elizabeth Hammond Brinkerhoff directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Alysia D. Roehrig directly about professional development support.

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Ellin Oliver Keene directly about professional development support. Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Nell K Duke directly about professional development support.