Teachers are bombarded with trends and competing ideas. This book provides a framework to help you find the right balance between new and old instructional practices, so you can design learning environments that truly enhance learning.

The author shares key research-based principles to engage and extend learning, and he debunks common myths. He then shows how to use a classical method and how to engage with new ideas and evidence to create a highly effective learning environment. Each chapter offers reflection and application questions you can use independently or in book studies to get the most out of your reading.

Written for teachers of any grade level, the book contains applications and examples across content areas so you can see how to implement the ideas in your own classroom or school.

part Part I|48 pages


chapter 21|17 pages

Principles to Engage Learning

chapter 2|14 pages

Principles to Extend Learning

chapter 3|15 pages

Learning Myths and Other Nonsense

part Part II|104 pages


chapter 504|14 pages

The Trivium: A Classical Method

chapter 5|20 pages

Engaging with New Ideas and Evidence

chapter 6|18 pages

The 21st Century Trivium Framework

chapter 7|26 pages

Instructional Principles

chapter 8|20 pages

Application in Specific Content Areas

chapter 9|4 pages