Hello, dear readers! As we bid farewell to 2023, it's time to take a moment and reflect on the incredible year that Mimi and Todd Press had. With a passion for education and a commitment to empowering learners and educators alike, Mimi and Todd Press brought us not one, not two, but FOUR fantastic publications that made waves in the educational world. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to dive into the world of Mimi and Todd Press!
1. The Project Habit: Making Rigorous PBL Doable
As 2022 came to an end, Mimi and Todd Press kicked things off with a bang by releasing The Project Habit. This publication explores the power of rigorous and deeper learning and its ability to ignite learner agency and close opportunity gaps. The Project Habit provides small “doable” shifts for busy teachers looking to enhance and innovate their practices. It aims to ensure students develop substantial growth in establishing agency in their own learning, developing rigorous academic content knowledge, and contributing that knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. The book offers easy-to-implement practices in inquiry-based learning that any teacher can select and be assured that whether they are done one at a time or all together, they are backed by sound research in teaching and learning.
2. Amplify Learner Voice through Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Assessment
Next up, MTP released the groundbreaking book Amplify. Amplify is a game-changer in the field of education and the only book of its kind! Amplify Learner Voice pushes back against traditional assessment and grading practices that continue to be an inequitable endeavor for our nation’s learners. The authors, in partnership with The Core Collaborative’s partner schools, reimagine formative assessment through an asset-based, cultural lens to make a greater impact on learning and our shared humanity. Presented in an easy-to-read, practical format, with video examples and relevant resources throughout, the ‘Amplify Learner Voice Formative Assessment Framework’ identifies and integrates seven culturally responsive and sustaining concepts to shift how educators and learners engage in core formative assessment practices that cultivate conditions where their community can thrive.
3. Learner Agency: A Field Guide for Taking Flight
In early 2023, MTP then took flight with this innovative publication. Learner Agency: A Field Guide for Taking Flight is a boots-on-the-ground resource for those who wish to foster greater agency for students and adults alike within their classroom, school, or school system. Written by practitioners who have experienced the triumphs and struggles first-hand, the book offers enabling conditions to move from building knowledge to making meaning and applying the understanding of practices and systems that support agency. This book includes stories from the field, authors’ tips and suggestions, and additional online resources provided along the way. Learner Agency is a practical book that reads like a field guide, and educators can immediately implement the strategies and valuable tools in the classroom. It is the hope of the authors that it propels all readers to take flight!
4. Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy and Agency
To round out 2023, Mimi and Todd Press unveiled the 2nd edition of the best selling book, Leading Impact Teams: Building a Culture of Efficacy and Agency. This equity-driven book offers a dynamic school transformation framework for instilling a culture where collective efforts drive remarkable outcomes. The Impact Team Model (ITM) reimagines traditional PLCs into asset-based agents of change through strengths based collaborative inquiry. Readers will explore efficacy's pivotal role, a belief in one's ability to reach goals, in propelling teams toward continuous improvement by advancing system-wide learner agency. It's all about empowering educators, students, and families to make a meaningful impact on student learning outcomes. If you want to become a superhero leader in your school, this book is your cape!
Mimi and Todd Press Soars to New Heights
Mimi and Todd Press didn't stop at just publishing these fantastic books. Throughout the year, they organized webinars, workshops, and conferences to connect with educators worldwide and shares insights from their publications. They've truly created a community of passionate educators eager to transform their classrooms.
MTP also continues to transform schools with the best selling book, Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity: Five Keys to Successful Equity Implementation. The "Belonging" authors aim to equip educators with the tools necessary to deliver the promise of democracy through schools by breaking the cycle of equity dysfunction once and for all. Connect with the authors John and Floyd to learn more. One of MTP's first publications, Arrows, continues to soar. Unlike other educational leadership books, Arrows is the story of what happens when, not one school–but an entire district–simplifies it's vision, clarifies it's goals, and truly aligns its arrows. Connect with the Arrows authors Carrie and Sarah to bring them to your school.
Mimi and Todd Press Ignited a Movement
In 2023, Mimi and Todd Press (MTP) didn't just publish books; they ignited a movement. They reminded us that education is about empowering students and educators alike. It's about fostering a culture of agency, efficacy, and inclusion. It's about creating an environment where learners' voices are heard, valued, and amplified.
As we step into 2024, we can't wait to see what Mimi and Todd Press have in store for us. But one thing's for sure: they'll continue to inspire us and remind us that education isn't just about teaching; it's about empowering and transforming lives.
So, here's to Mimi and Todd Press and their inspired and passionate authors, and here's to an exciting 2024 filled with more groundbreaking publications and educational adventures. Cheers to a year of soaring higher together!