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Publisher's Summary

Want to solve your biggest problems tomorrow? You have problems, but you don't have time for a five-year plan. You're tired of philosophy, research, and piles of data. You want practical solutions that you can implement immediately. You don't need a committee or another meeting. You need hackers - experienced educators who understand your school's problems and see quick fixes that may be so simple that they've been overlooked.

Hacking Education is the audiobook that every teacher, principal, parent, and education stakeholder has been waiting for - the one that actually solves problems. Listen to it today - fix it tomorrow! In Hacking Education, Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez employ decades of teaching experience and hundreds of discussions with education thought leaders, to show you how to find and hone the quick fixes that every school and classroom need. Using a hacker's mentality, they provide one Aha moment after another with 10 quick fixes for every school - solutions to everyday problems that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately. Imagine being able to walk into school tomorrow and eliminate:

  • Hours of wasted meeting time
  • Classroom management issues
  • Interruptions in planning time
  • The need for more books
  • Negative attitudes
  • Technology issues

If you want to improve teaching and learning at your school now, learn how to develop a hacker's mentality. Discover how to solve problems with:

  • Pineapple charts
  • The 360 spreadsheet
  • Glass classrooms
  • Track records
  • Marigold committees
  • The TQZ
  • More impactful hacks

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Good information, difficult to listen

It is painful to listen to this narrator. It is highly robotic and sounds something like my 3rd graders who struggle reading. It's hard to understand and pay attention with this type of narration. The information is helpful, but I am going to have to purchase an Ebook or paperback.

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Practical ways to transform your learning environment!

I really liked the practicality of the ideas for "hacking education". My biggest takeaways were moving meetings to the cloud and making more effective use of teachers' face to face time. I also loved the ideas of teachers learning from observing their colleagues in the building using the pineapple chart. Great read for any educator looking to make a difference in their learning environment!

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meh

some good stuff, but effective educators do most of this already. Hack 1 may work for some meetings or topics but not very practical in the long run. Perhaps the better hack would be how to provide better more efficient meetings for principals.

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Excellent! Great ideas, short, concise.

I will definately recommend this one and try to implement some of these ideas right away.

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Great ideas!

Hacking Education contains 10 practical and doable ways to truly improve learning and collaboration in your school! The authors lay out a roadmap to follow or adapt to make it work for you. You will finish this book ready and excited to make improvements. Pick one and get started!!

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Not an engaging listen- wrong narrator for this book

Although the narration was bad- except for maybe 2 suggestions, the subject matter has already been covered and the suggestions given were nothing new. Perhaps new teachers will glean from this, but how about information for veterans- 10 years or more that are already doing some of these things and beyond. The first "hack" is overrated. It might be appropriate 2 out of 10 times, but face to face collaboration, done right, is more effective and less time consuming.

Sorry, but there are just a lot of better books out there for educators. I gave a 3 over all because it was a short read/listen, and I do not feel that it was a total waste of my available listening time. That said, I value the effort and their time that the writers put into this book.

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Great ideas, but reading a summary would have sufficed.

It's a great quick read with some great ideas for teachers and school administrators. I'll be applying some ideas in my classroom.

For those on a budget or with limited time, you can get the important parts of this by just reading a blog post or overview.

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Makes a lot of assumptions

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

As a long time educator, there isn't anything new here. I was very disappointed that much of the recommendations were just based anecdotal evidence. Not worth a read by an experienced educator.

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Fantastic!

Ideas to use right away. An example of working smarter not harder which teachers must do in the classroom today.