Teachingland
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WELCOME TO THE CLASSROOM APOCALYPSE. WE HAVE WRITTEN THIS SURVIVAL GUIDE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AND THRIVE IN THE CURRENT CLASSROOM LANDSCAPE.

 

Teachingland was written to serve as a field guide for surviving what we see as the era of the classroom apocalypse. We use a zombie apocalypse metaphor to shed light on the darkest parts of the education profession while also embracing humor to dissect the system from policy to classroom instruction. 

 

You should venture into this book with the awareness that no one is immune to this virus. We have even been susceptible at times. If you follow our survival rules, you might be lucky enough to survive your first year (and beyond).

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Mat Chacon, CEO, Dogheadsimulations 

"This is a fun, fast-paced read that is all about using teamwork to improve the educational experience. Whether you're an educator in the traditional classroom or an instructor in corporate training, you and your students will benefit from the unconventional strategies and tactics this book offers to navigate the darkness of antiquated educational practices and emerge into the light of an improved pedagogy.  " -- Mat Chacon, CEO, Doghead Simulations

"It’s human nature to get worn down by situations, and Education can be no different. But this dead-ly book from Amanda and Mary Ellen has the perfect anti-dote - the equally human response of playfulness, humour and creativity. As society moves to a fully digital and automated era where the most human intelligence or literacies are becoming more and more valuable, this is not only a smart move, but an absolutely key one if we are to truly survive. I’m confident that this book takes us even beyond that to also give an ability to thrive - first by understanding the recent past, and then via its incredible collection of practical tips and resources. I fully endorse Teachingland for the zombie-fied among us as well as the still warm and red-blooded teachers who are out there every day making a difference."

Jonathan Nalder, Teacher, Futurist, Digital Trainer and founder of FutureWe.org

Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, JESS Dubai

“A totally unique approach to professional development that stands out from every other teaching book I’ve read. Essential reading for educators striving to ensure their learning environment doesn’t end up resembling a zombie movie!”