Unstoppable Learning

  • Title:Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential
  • Author:Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
  • Publication Date:January 2015
  • ISBN:9781935542735
  • Publisher:Solution Tree

Discover how systems thinking can enhance teaching and learning schoolwide. Examine how to use systems thinking—which involves distinguishing patterns and considering short- and long-term consequences—to better understand the big picture of education and the intricate relationships that impact classrooms. Identify strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction.


  • Learn how to become an effective systems thinker.
  • Examine the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model necessary for systems thinking.
  • Incorporate the four overarching principles of systems thinking into the classroom.
  • Prompt discussion and reflection using the driving questions and chapter takeaways.
  • Gather helpful sample surveys, unit plans, analysis forms, rubrics, templates, and pull-out questions to develop systems-thinking learning environments.


Author Bio

Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and was honored as an exemplary leader by the Conference on English Leadership. He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement.

Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association. She has published many articles and books on literacy and instruction.

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