"A must-read for anyone who aspires to really teach.”

— Tony Wagner, Harvard ILab Expert in Residence, Author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators.”

When students hear a lecture or read from a textbook, more often than not that information is stored in the limbic system, the short-term memory part of the brain, and discarded after the test. Which raises an important question: What’s the point?

But when students are immersed in a story, one where they are the characters and teachers are their guides, a transformation takes place. The classroom becomes a setting. Conflict becomes authentic. And school becomes engaging.

And that is something students will not forget.

In this book you will discover

  • How to increase student engagement

  • How to plan and execute an effective approach to project-based learning

  • Specific strategies for leading engaged students

  • Outlines and tools to plan and manage projects  

  • Methods to increase academic performance in students

 

Praise for The Epic Classroom

I hope that every teacher reads this essential book and brings the ideas inside it to the classroom. And it would help if every parent bought a copy and sent it in to school with their kids.
— Seth Godin, Author of Stop Stealing Dreams
Want to learn how to create “epic” projects that take your students on heroes’ journeys? Trevor Muir’s clear and engaging book offers a step-by-step process for transforming your classroom to a place where academic content standards, skills, and intrinsic motivation all come together in compelling ways. A must-read for anyone who aspires to really teach.
— Tony Wagner, Harvard ILab Expert in Residence, Author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators
Trevor has been a forced to be reckoned with online. After reading “The Epic Classroom” I have even a deeper appreciation for his creativity and wisdom. This book challenged my thinking and left me with a fire re-lit inside. I was encouraged and pushed throughout my time reading this book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in education
— Todd Nesloney, Author of Kids Deserve It
In The Epic Classroom, Muir takes us on a journey through the possibilities of what great teaching and memorable learning can be. The suggestions are practical and flexible. The stories are moving and tie the ideas to who we are at our best as we teach. This is a book for teachers who want to see something more powerfully memorable in their work, and who believe that the teacher’s power to change lives is not platitude, but the joy and reward that comes from having the courage to be a professional educator.
— Rushton Hurley, Author of Making Your School Something Special