"...gets the message across without resorting to an excess of technical language...the stories and examples invite the reader into the author's world..."
"A great read, and the title is a winner! Upbeat, validating, different from a highly technical or research-oriented piece...refreshingly light and readable, yet substantive."
"We teachers don't have a lot of time, so the length was perfect! ...I felt inspired and renewed and validated."
"Shows a human side to teaching--very important for success in any grade...the chapters are short and to the point, something I really liked. They are easy to read, and the personal examples really make the key points effective."
"Reminds me of the writing of Harry Wong who conveys his experiences very effectively...The book title is very catchy. It would make me pick it up in the bookstore and look further...both practical and inspirational."
"I would use it as shared text-based reading for my school's Critical Friends Group. We are seasoned teachers K-6, special education teachers and our school social worker, who want to continue to grow professionally and need a source to use for discussions and for reflecting on teaching practices, and to keep us from burning out...having a book of this nature helps us realize we are making a difference each day one child at a time."
"The book is uplifting...excellent readability...it reminds us of why we wanted to be teachers..."
"I think this would be a fun book to share and to just have around the desk or home...I can definitely hear the readers saying, 'I didn't know that'....This is a book I want to utilize with my pre-service students. It is right on, a great positive PR tool for our new teachers."
"I would publish it as 'comfort reading' for seasoned teachers and a guide for new ones...This would be especially good reading for students and new teachers who are bound to hear some of these sage myths from sage teachers as they begin their careers."
"The book's focus on human interest stories, examples from real classrooms, and the author's teaching and observing experiences lends interest and realism to the content...The author's voice is clear and comes from a deep set of values and beliefs that should be heard by contemporary teachers in training and by practicing teachers."
"Each chapter stands alone, which makes them a handy resource for a quick reference or re-read...I loved all the references and quotes--good resources for additional information...would be a great recommended course book for student teachers."