Transform Your Teaching and Create Unforgettable Experiences in Your Classroom
In Make Learning MAGICAL, educator Tisha Richmond pulls back the curtain to reveal strategies you can use to transform your classroom. Laughter, fun, and gamified experiences can make school a place where students are inspired, empowered, and immersed in learning—and it doesn’t require illusions or smoke and mirrors. The actionable techniques Tisha shares will equip you to put your students center stage in their learning experiences.
ABOUT THE BOOK
MAKE BOREDOM, COMPLACENCY, AND DISCIPLINE ISSUES VANISH! In Make Learning MAGICAL, educator Tisha Richmond pulls back the curtain to reveal strategies you can use to transform your classroom. Laughter, fun, and gamified experiences can make school a place where students are inspired, empowered, and immersed in learning–and it doesn’t require illusions or smoke and mirrors. The actionable techniques Tisha shares will equip you to put your students center stage in their learning experiences. Make Learning MAGICAL is all about . . . Memorable Beginnings that build excitement and relationships Authenticity and Agency that empower students Gamified Experiences to engage learning on a higher level Innovation that makes learning exciting and relevant Creation, Collaboration, and Curiosity to equip learners for real life Authentic Audiences to bring out your students’ best work Legacy built through meaningful experiences
A little magic can change the way you think about teaching and learning!
"Are your students missing that twinkle of curiosity in their eyes? Are you beat down and wondering if your purpose vanished due to the evil spell of educational demands? Throughout the pages of this precious gem, Tisha Richmond vulnerably exposes how her zeal for teaching was disappearing before she began a miraculous, connected journey. She eloquently pens her rediscovery of mystery and wonder to make learning magical and wholeheartedly shares strategies and lessons to create a learning atmosphere with the intent to leave a legacy. You find the sparkle to enchant your students with engagement, and after reading this book, the hidden magic that has been buried deep within your soul will burst free and shine brightly for all within your realm of influence. Everything necessary to unlock the magic is right here; you need only to open the pages and begin your journey today."--Tara M. Martin, educator, keynote speaker, and author of Be REAL
"Make Learning Magical combines the value of intentional whimsy, passion, and practical advice to instill the importance of student relationships, learning, ownership, and authenticity. Richmond uses personal and professional stories to show the power that innovative teaching practices can bring to the classroom while weaving in a love for childhood memories and movies. Prepare to feel nostalgia for long ago and inspiration for your students' future as you read Make Learning Magical." --Mandy Froehlich, director of innovation and technology, author, speaker, and consultant
"Make Learning Magical by Tisha Richmond is the book I have been waiting for. The passion, innovation, and love for teaching and inspiring her students is so very evident from the introduction to the final pages. Tisha offers fun and easy-to-implement ideas no matter what subject or grade you teach. I guarantee you will be walking through the wardrobe and into Narnia for many years and lessons to come. Enjoy this book immensely; I sure did!"--Adam Welcome, educator, author of Run Like a Pirate, & coauthor of Kids Deserve It!
J.K. Rowling says, 'Something magical happens when you read a good book.' From page one, Tisha Richmond brings the reader into her classroom to show us many recipes for how to transform our classrooms into places of whimsy and fun. While I loved reading about her culinary arts students and the various challenges in which Tisha engages her students, I also appreciated her sharing her own personal learning journey. I found myself taking copious notes and forming brainstorming ideas to create my own classroom magic, as Tisha shares so many creative and practical examples and ideas which can easily be applied to any context. This book is a must-read for educators in any role, teaching any subject!" --Jennifer Casa-Todd, teacher/librarian and author of Social LEADia
"Grab your magic wand and spread joy throughout your classroom with Make Learning Magical by Tisha Richmond! Sharing her experiences as a culinary arts teacher, Tisha guides us through innovative learning experiences sprinkled with gamification, intrigue, discovery, and more. Her recipes for success include all the ingredients you need to transform the culture of your classroom, one engaging lesson at a time. You won't need to cast a spell on your students because they will never want to leave! You will find so many great ideas in this book!"--Tamara Letter, technology integrator and instructional coach