Creating Joyful Classroom, A Positive Response to Testing and Accountability in the Elementary School is a practical response to the malaise in America’s schools created by high stakes testing, disrespect for the teaching profession, and resources being redirected to charter schools and private school vouchers. This book offers the antidote to return joy and passion to teaching and learning. This book also makes the case for changing the status quo in the elementary school. It offers inspiring stories of heroic teachers who beat the odds to bring joy back to school.
Dr. Sarah Butzin is an award-winning teacher and author. She is the creator of the Project CHILD instructional system, founder of the Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, FL and has served in numerous leadership positions including Chair of the International Alliance for Invitational Education.