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Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy


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How do you motivate a classroom of bored teenagers, self-absorbed tweens, or energetic younger students to learn?

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Understanding Joyful Learning

Assessing and Evaluating Joyful Learning

Implementing Joyful Learning

Using Joyful Learning to Support Education Initiatives

About the authors

Michael F. Opitz is professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. An author and literacy consultant, Michael provides inservice and staff development sessions and presents at state and international conferences and also works with elementary school teachers to plan, teach, and evaluate lessons focused on different aspects of literacy. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books, articles, and reading programs.

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