Kelly interviews Joy Kirr, the author of the hot new book, Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Change for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom!
Joy Kirr is an amazing teacher and author. She was first a special education teacher of deaf & hard-of-hearing students, and next became a reading specialist and National Board Certified. Now in her 22nd year of teaching, she learns alongside 7th graders. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning, doesn’t mind being known as a “Genius Hour Evangelist,” and enjoys the school year without grades.
This is a fantastic and energetic interview that is perfect for all teachers. Joy is absolutely brilliant.
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Joy's website: http://joykirr.wixsite.com/portfolio
Joy's reccomends the book: Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Our Children's Learning by Peter Johnson
Joy reccomends the book: Creating a Culture of Feedback: Use Grading to MotivateStudents to Move Forward (Solutions) by Bill Ferriter
Start with Why by Simon Sinek