Maverick young educator Josh Stumpenhorst details his unorthodox techniques for improving student outcomes through trust-based relationships, leveraging technology, de-emphasizing letter grades, and much more.
It’s time to throw out the old rulebook. Today’s classroom demands teacher innovation, embracing of new technology, and rejection of outdated practices, especially when someone tells you it’s "always been done" a certain way.
Meet Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year. Stumpenhorst’s orthodoxy-challenging methods have produced outstanding student outcomes, and in these pages he details how to maximize teacher effectiveness by thinking outside the box:
Educators who welcome large-scale change are about to pull ahead of those who don’t.