TMCnet News

Beyond Worksheets, the Debut Book From friEdTech Founder, Empowers Educators and Reignites Passion
[April 18, 2024]

Beyond Worksheets, the Debut Book From friEdTech Founder, Empowers Educators and Reignites Passion

Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, announces the publication of Beyond Worksheets: Creative Ways to Teach and Engage Students, the debut book from author Amy Minter Mayer, the CEO and Founder of friEdTech, a trailblazing education professional development company. Available for purchase on June 5, 2024, Beyond Worksheets presents methods to develop active learning strategies that effectively foster curriculum enrichment, classroom engagement and student focus, leveraging cutting-edge research, technology integration in education and brain-based learning.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

"My mission is teacher empowerment through equipping K-12 educators with the tools to create engaging and relevant learning experiences without the need to wait for the school's adoption of new systems," said Amy Mayer, author of Beyond Worksheets. "This book serves to provide tangible tools, pedagogical practices and instructional design to cultivate a dynamic classroom culture in a technology-driven environment, ultimately improving the work-life balance of all teachers."

Beyond Worksheets serves as a strategic roadmap for educators seeking teacher professional development to adapt their teaching methodologies to address differentiated instruction, foster increased student participation, deepen learning across the curriculum and enhance student engagement. Providing teachers with a self-paced resource for K-12 education, the book draws on the latest research, actionable student-centered teaching approaches, equitable education practices and existing education technology. Drawing from her extensive experience as an educator, Mayer offers relatable anecdotes and provides access to templates and project-based learning strategies that any educator will enjoy and be able to employ.

"Amy Mayer has a wonerful ability to transform personal experience and stories into deeply practical tips and strategies for fellow educators," said Scott McLeod, Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado-Denver, and founder and author of the blog, Dangerously Irrelevant. "Beyond Worksheets is full of reflection opportunities, activities and action steps that will help any teacher lean into the instructional challenges that we commonly face in schools."

Beyond Worksheets [1394200110 $27] is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and Wiley in pre-order and will be released in June 2024.

About Amy Minter Mayer, M.A.

Amy Mayer, a nationally known speaker and educator professional development expert, started her journey in education as an English teacher. As the founder and CEO of friEdTech, an education technology professional development company, Amy collaborates with many industry giants. Operating in 40 states and many countries worldwide, friEdTech, under Amy's leadership, has become synonymous with innovation and excellence in pedagogy. Amy is deeply committed to fostering student and teacher engagement and championing equity in education. Her passion lies in finding dedicated educators and helping them grow into proficient teacher leaders who, in turn, support thousands of fellow educators in enhancing their skills. Amy's quirky style, wit and role as a guiding force in education have established her as a sought-after speaker and professional developer, making friEdTech learning experiences a favorite among educators.

About friEdTech

friEdTech is a leading pedagogical professional learning organization committed to delivering valuable and engaging teacher development experiences. Dedicated to supporting educators, they offer both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. As a trusted partner of industry leaders, including Google and Adobe, friEdTech specializes in staff development, connecting teachers to pedagogical practices that leverage implemented technology. Their experienced team includes various educators, former district educational technologists, technology directors, principals and directors, all of whom hold industry certifications. As a bridge between educational visions and practical skills, friEdTech empowers educators to turn their aspirations for the future of education into reality.

Follow us: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

[ Back To's Homepage ]