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Shake Up Learning

posted Mar 21, 2018, 6:44 PM by Mason Mason   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 7:45 AM ]

Kasey Bell’s book Shake Up Learning will be released on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, but I was granted early access to the book and wanted to share some key quotes that resonated with me using #Booksnaps. Shake Up Learning (the book, not to be confused with Kasey’s popular blog), is a three-part book that helps educators understand the why, what, and how behind shaking up education.

Each chapter in #ShakeUpLearning starts with a quote and ends with discussion questions, actions, and space for reflection. Kasey helps educators understand how to shift classrooms from static to dynamic using the Dynamic Learning Framework which focuses on dynamic learning experiences. I’d recommend this book to any educator looking to transform teaching and learning.

Part 1 The Why: It's Time to Shake Up Learning

Chapter 1 21st Century Change

The only thing constant is change. —Heraclitus

Chapter 2 Technology Has Changed the Way We Learn

The world has changed—and continues changing—rapidly and radically when it comes to the ways in which we can learn, and what knowledge, skills, dispositions, and forms of literacy our children will need to flourish in their futures. —Will Richardson

Chapter 3 The Rise of the Entrepreneur

The industrial age is over. It’s dead. The idea of going to school to get a job is an obsolete idea! A steady paycheck is an industrial age idea. —Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Chapter 4 Technology Is Not a Solution

A problem is a terrible thing to waste. —Peter Diamandis

Part 2 The What: The DNA of Dynamic Learning

Chapter 5 Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

Courage is not the absence of fear; it is pressing forward when you feel afraid. —Joyce Meyer

Chapter 6 Breaking Barriers and Bad Habits

If school’s function is to create the workers we need to fuel our economy, we need to change school, because the workers we need have changed as well. —Seth Godin

Chapter 7 Always eLearning

The most important skill to teach students in the age of the internet is to learn how to learn. —Alan November

Chapter 8 Uberize Your Learning and Curate Resources

We’re assembling resources in a way that represents the ongoing story of our learning. We are the curators. —Gayle Allan

Chapter 9 Unleash Creative Thinking

An innovative culture never happens by accident. You have to create a creative culture. —Craig Groeschel

Chapter 10 Connect and Share

The first step to connect your classroom to the world is to connect yourself rst. —Vicki Davis

Chapter 11 Share Your Voice, and Share Your Story

And do not forget to do good and share with others. —Hebrews 13:16

Chapter 12 Go Global

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow. —Bill Gates

Chapter 13 Empower Your Students

Who owns the learning? —Alan November

Chapter 14 The Dynamic Learning Model

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. —Steve Jobs

Chapter 15 The Dynamic Learning Framework

To move from something that is a noun to something dynamic and unpredictable, to something living and present tense is to move from law to grace. —William P Young, The Shack

Part 3 The How: Equipping for Impact

Chapter 16 Purposeful Planning

Begin with end in mind. —Stephen Covey

Chapter 17 Facilitating with Finesse

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ―Albert Einstein

Chapter 18 What Does Dynamic Learning Look Like?

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. ―Yogi Berra

Chapter 19 Your Dynamic Learning Plan

A goal without a plan is just a wish. ―Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Chapter 20 Go for It!

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. —Ecclesiastes 11:4

Looking to learn more about the Shake Up Learning book, be sure to visit And if you want to learn more about booksnaps, be sure to visit Tara Martin's website at for how-to videos and more examples.