Alexander McNeece is director of instruction and state and federal grants for Garden City School District in Michigan. He is also a children’s book author and award-winning former principal of Douglas Elementary School.
Instruction: Loving What They Learn—Active Learning and Student Engagement Strategies for Remote Instruction
With classrooms moving online, teaching strategies that promote student engagement are critical to keep our students on track. Learn how the research behind student engagement connects to strategies you can use in your remote and virtual classrooms. Students deserve a remote classroom that successfully creates a fun, relevant, and deep synchronous and asynchronous learning environment. Teachers will leave the session with a larger, research-based toolbox for student engagement in their remote classrooms.Learn MoreA$127.95
Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement
Educators know engagement when they see it, but can they articulate how it forms? In Loving What They Learn: Research-Based Strategies to Increase Student Engagement, Alexander McNeece explains how competence, autonomy, relatedness and relevance are the keys to engagement, and from those connections, a cycle of self-efficacy emerges. Knowing the science behind behaviours and how to increase student competence and autonomy, foster healthy relationships and connect content to real life means F-12 teachers and administrators can create a culture where all students dive deep into their learning.Learn MoreA$43.95
Launching and Consolidating Unstoppable Learning
How can you captivate a student who only engages when disrupting class? On the other hand, how do you extend content for a student who loves learning for its own sake? In Launching and Consolidating Unstoppable Learning, Alexander McNeece examines how to reach all students through five common engagement mindsets - (1) agitator, (2) retreater, (3) probationer, (4) aficionado, (5) academician. This book expands on the launching and consolidating elements that Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey detail in their book Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential. With this book, F-12 teachers and administrators will learn to cultivate meaningful, specific engagement opportunities by hooking students into each lesson and using effective instruction strategies.Learn MoreA$43.95