[NOTE: This promotion is now over — we will be posting the accumulated stories soon!]
Calling all teachers! We want to trade you a free signed copy of Made to Stick for one of your stories. Here are the details.
We want your story of a classroom lesson that stuck. Maybe itÃƒ¢??s one of yours, or maybe youÃƒ¢??re bragging on the brilliant lesson of a colleague or one of your past teachers. Tell us about it Ãƒ¢?? give us the details of what the teacher did and how the students responded. Tell us why you think it worked so well.
There are just a few rules: (1) ItÃƒ¢??s got to be the story of a specific lesson, recounted in enough detail that a general reader, who of course wasnÃƒ¢??t there the day it was taught, can understand the power of it. (2) YouÃƒ¢??re giving us permission to publish the story, along with your name. (3) YouÃƒ¢??ve got to be a teacher Ãƒ¢?? weÃƒ¢??ll need a school address to send the book to.
An example would be the post below this one about Oceanography. Note that this is a forward-looking storyÃƒ¢??itÃƒ¢??s about a teacherÃƒ¢??s plan for a future class. WeÃƒ¢??re anticipating that most people will want to tell stories about classes that have already happened, but if youÃƒ¢??d rather talk about something youÃƒ¢??re cooking up, thatÃƒ¢??s okay too.
Teachers are on the front line of stickinessÃƒ¢??is there another profession where making ideas stick is such an everyday necessity? ThatÃƒ¢??s why weÃƒ¢??re excited to start compiling these Ãƒ¢??greatest hitsÃƒ¢? stories. Our hope is that we can weave together this collection of stories and make it available for free via our site, so teachers everywhere can get a bit of inspiration.
So let your teacher friends knowÃƒ¢??we want to share their sticky stories with the world! Have them email us with their stories. [Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org] The first 100 stories we receive will get a free signed book! [NOTE: This promotion is now over — we will be posting the accumulated stories soon!]