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Stories in EDU Book Contest Second Edition

Hi. This form is the location that you submit your story for possible inclusion in the Stories in EDU book.* The book will be published with the highest industry standards. It will look great and read great. Members of the Bretzmann Group make up the Stories in EDU committee. The committee decides which stories to include in the book. All decisions of the committee are final. We are looking for the awesome stories from your educational setting. Good luck with your submission(s). Tell great stories! 

1. That One Kid...

Please share a story about "that one kid." Most educators have that one kid that we'll never forget. For good or for bad. For happy or for sad. For funny or funnier. What's your story about that one kid? Let us know him or her too. And if we have to, we'll add a facial tissue disclaimer on your story if it might make us tear up. As you reflect on that one kid, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experiences with that one kid? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about that one kid so we all know him or her too. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet! 

2. Making & Creating

Please share a story of how you or your students have made things or created things. How did you start? Why were the process or the outcomes meaningful? What were the results? Was what  you made part of the learning process, or was something made to show the learning? Did the "Making" happen in a specific space, or is making embedded in everything you do? As you reflect on the experiences, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experiences? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about the making and creating you saw and engaged in as an educator. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet!

3. Leadership

Please share a story of how you or your students have shown leadership. As we know, not all leadership comes from a title or position, so how did the leadership opportunity start? Why was this an example of leadership and what made it meaningful? What were the results? As you reflect on the experiences, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experiences? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about the leadership you saw or you engaged in as an educator. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet!

4. Hooks

Please share a story of how you have used hooks. What was the scenario? What hook did you use? How did you capture their attention and then deliver the lesson at the peak of engagement? What was the result? As you reflect on the experience, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experience? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about using hooks. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet!

5. EdTech Successes

Please share a story of how you or your students have used technology. Did the technology make you more efficient or more productive? Were you able to do something you couldn't do if the technology didn't exist? Did students take a step further that you didn't even envision? What was the result? As you reflect on the experiences, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experiences? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about using technology. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet!

6. Authentic Activities

Please share a story of how you or your students engaged in authentic activities. How did the process start? What made the activities real and why was that more meaningful than a traditional lesson? Did you help others, follow your passions, connect with the world, or solve a problem? What were the results? As you reflect on the experiences, what are your takeaways? What could we all learn from your experiences? What should we get from your story? What does your story explain about the power of education and educators or a general truth about human nature? Feel free to use the questions and guidance above if they help, but don't feel like you have to use them all. If it makes more sense, answer your own questions. Mostly, just tell a great story about the authentic opportunities you created as an educator. Share An Important Lesson (SAIL) so we can SAIL With A Fleet!

The first book is available now! Check out bit.ly/storiesinedu1

The first book is available now! Check out bit.ly/storiesinedu1

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The Fine Print *

⬛ Please submit a story of 1000-4000 words. ⬛ Submission deadline is October 15, 2018. ⬛ Upon submission, the Bretzmann Group retains the copyright to your story so that it can be published. If you are notified that the committee has not chosen your story, all copyright protections return to you for your story. ⬛ Upon publication, you will receive one free copy of the book. There is no commitment required to purchase additional books. ⬛ You will be able to purchase copies of the book at wholesale pricing of $10 per book (free shipping to U.S. addresses) The book will retail for ~$24.95 ⬛ Please contact jbretzmann@ bretzmanngroup.com for additional discounts on bulk orders or direct shipping on bulk orders. ⬛ Please note that some edits to your story may be needed as recommended by our team of copy editors in order to make your story even more awesome. ⬛ Thanks for sharing your story with the world!

"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."

Ira Glas

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