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Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners
Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein
Eloquently illustrates the immediate need for school improvement, examines leaders' expanded roles in the change process, and offers recommendations for turning a vision for change into reality.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781412958745
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2007
- Page Count: 128
- Publication date: November 19, 2007
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"This book continually comes back to the relationships formed between students and staff. Using an array of statistics and personal observations, Peters calls upon the heart and the conscience of the educator when asking you to 'bring your best' every day into the classroom."
—From the Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein
Motivate educators in a collaborative endeavor to bring about real change in schools and classrooms!
Reflecting Stephen G. Peters' motivational workshops, this resource provides practical guidelines for influencing school culture and inspiring higher student performance based on understanding today's learners. The book provides strategies and tested techniques that have transformed struggling schools into national and state blue-ribbon winners. The author, well-known for creating the "Gentleman's Club," invites students who are considered at risk to participate in the decision-making process of school change. Eloquently illustrating the immediate need for improvement in our schools, this resource covers:
- The expanded roles for educators leading change initiatives
- The reasons why many students do not perform well
- Practical, specific tips for turning a vision for change into a school's reality
Principals and teacher leaders will welcome this unique approach that can bring about meaningful transformations in students, teachers, and entire school communities.
- A accessible writing style that appeals to educators
- A motivational book that not only motivates teachers, but helps educators inspire students
- Practical strategies and anecdotes
- Each chapter opens with an inspirational quote
- There are reflection questions sprinkled in each chapter in the margins that allow educators to think about their role and experiences working with students.
- A chapter summary concludes each chapter
- A Special List of Figures appears in the front matter offering a list of tips and strategies that educators can use immediately to impact change.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein
About the Author
1. Appreciating Today’s Students
2. The Expanded Role of School Leaders
3. The Expanded Role of Teachers
4. If “All Children Can Learn," Then Why Aren’t They Learning?
5. Measuring Results That Count
6. Creating #1 Classrooms
7. Capture, Inspire, Teach
8. Survival Tips for Today’s Teachers and Leaders
“This book is a great resource on the important, changing roles of teachers within the classroom and administrative support within the school. A great read for district and campus leaders who want to motivate teachers, as well as for teachers who want to motivate students.”Jennifer Baadsgaard, Assistant Principal
Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX
“The research and data presented in this book lay the foundation for the children of today and the challenges they encounter.”Maudest Rhue-Scott, Principal
Sampit Elementary School, Georgetown, SC
"The passion that comes through when hearing Stephen Peters speak is echoed in this call to capturing the students who are most often marginalized. Using an array of statistics and personal observations, Peters calls upon the heart and the conscience of the educator when asking you to 'bring your best' every day into the classroom. This book continually comes back to the relationships formed between students and staff, and to this end Peters provides a continuous drumbeat of advice."From the Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein