by Shannon Anderson
According to Hattie’s 2017 List of Factors Influencing Student Achievement, the single biggest impact on student success is based on “Teacher Attributes.” With an effect size of 1.62, it should come as no surprise that teachers who have a passion for their jobs and “go the extra smile,” cultivate classrooms that enjoy more student achievement and positive outcomes.
Go the Extra Smile is a must-have resource for teachers seeking motivational ideas and innovative lessons that can be implemented right away. This book is packed with practical ways to create a positive environment that kids will love to learn in. From strengthening your home-school connections to encouraging kids to take creative risks, you are sure to find something to add to your bag of tricks for a successful school year.
A couple of videos showing some of the amazing activities within the book:
Author Shannon Anderson was chosen as the JC RUNYON Foundation 2018 Person of the Year. She is also a third grade teacher, children’s book author, speaker, and the Regional Advisor for the Indiana Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is married to her police officer hero, Matt, and they have two daughters, Emily and Madison. When she is not at school, you can find Shannon in her bird-themed writing cottage, traveling, or out running, very early in the mornings. Between 2013-2017 Shannon spoke to over 14,000 students and 3,000 adults. She is an active speaker and author of 6 books. Learn more about Shannon at her website: www.shannonisteaching.com
“There is no one who promotes, models, and instills a passion for reading and writing more than Shannon Anderson. Her enthusiasm is natural and she understands best practices. On an annual basis, we have parents who want the ‘Mrs. Anderson Experience’ she delivers for her students and our school.” ~Principal Chad Wynn – Van Elementary School