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In 2014 I had the good fortune to connect with the talented folks at Incentive Publications. And the rest, as the old saying goes, is history.

You've Gotta Connect: Building Relationships That Lead to Engaged Students, Productive Classrooms, and Higher Achievement


Demonstrates how to build a strong student-teacher connection in the classroom.

A secure and trusting relationship between teacher and students is at the heart of positive discipline and a safe, productive classroom. The positive effects of building teacher-student relationships impact all aspects of classroom life. Students come to class and like to be there, they are more engaged in learning, they retain more of what they learn, and their creativity is unleashed. There are fewer behavior issues, lower dropout rates, and more harmony between class members. With humor, practical action steps for the teacher, and a few wacky stories, Jim Sturtevant shows all educators how to connect with students and operate a classroom in ways that show acceptance, breed mutual respect, handle and reduce conflict, build self-esteem, support students in trouble, and add peace and enjoyment.

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Hacking Engagement: 50 Tips & Tools To Engage Teachers and Learners Daily (Hack Learning Series)


Are you ready to engage learners like never before?
Student engagement is the key to success for every teacher, and this is your engagement strategy blueprint.

Boring lessons and assignments will disappear forever when you learn to build student avatars, banish blandness, ride the podcast tide, and become a total engagement guru.

Many students are bored and disengaged 
Teachers are handcuffed by outdated textbooks, standardized curriculum, and disinterested students. What if you could solve these problems immediately and excite even your most reluctant learner daily? 

Read it Today and Engage tomorrow! 
33-year veteran teacher, author, presenter, and engagement guru James Alan Sturtevant makes it easy, with incredible teacher tips and tools for both the veteran and student teacher--50 engagement tools that you can begin using right now, with no special training or boring professional development.

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Hacking Engagement Again: 50 Teacher Tools That Will Make Students Love Your Class (Hack Learning Series)


Now, you can engage every single learner every single day
33-year veteran classroom teacher, James Alan Sturtevant, wowed teachers with the original Hacking Engagement, which contained 50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily. Those educators and students got better, but they craved more. So, the veteran classroom teacher and wildly popular student engager Sturtevant is Hacking Engagement Again!

Fifty Teacher Tips that make students love your class
The first step to real academic achievement is inspiring a love of learning, and the best way to accomplish this is to get students to love your class and your teaching. But rolling out worksheets and multiple-choice quizzes is a recipe for failure, so how do you engage students without these traditional tools?

The answer is surprisingly simple: Dig into Hacking Engagement Again and grab 50 tools and strategies, good for any class on any day, and watch your students light up.

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Teaching in Magenta: 100 Paths to Joy and Well-being for You and Your Students 


 Magenta is bold, it’s vibrant, and the color holds noble qualities. Teaching in Magenta means creating magnificent school days. It’s a refreshing approach to teaching and leading that puts your joy and well-being first so you can share those attributes with your students.

Veteran teacher and author James Sturtevant shares 100 paths for living and teaching in an authentic, enthusiastic, and relevant way. Take a few minutes each day to read a path or two, and gain energy and ideas that you can put into action the same day.

The book includes inspiring student sketches, and the paths are divided into five qualities of well-being and comes your way in a world and at a time when teacher and student well-being are of paramount importance. 

Eliminate stress, fear, and uncertainty now, and find renewed joy in teaching, As you learn to embrace and implement the qualities of magenta, your students and colleagues will notice how refreshingly magenta you have become.

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Just flipping through the book I have tons of reasonable and doable things to do in the classroom daily! I can't wait to try and implement them. The author's voice is lighthearted and jovial, which makes it feel like you're talking to a wise friend instead of reading a book. ~ Amazon Customer


In the wave of data-based decisions and high stakes testing, this friendly reminder of the power of relationships within the classroom is refreshing. With personal stories and insights, the author reminds all of us why we got into education: The Students! ~ Amazon Customer


OH MY GOSH!!! I am a new teacher! Actually, I've been teaching for eight years, but this feels new. I am connecting with my students like never before and I only read the first 3-4 chapters so far. ~ Amazon Customer


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