“With a voice that is wise and accessible and not without humor, Vickie Gill demystifies classroom management, offers tangible tips and advice, and helps reignite the joy and passion of teaching. Whether you are a new teacher just finding your way or an experienced one in need of a nudge, this little classic is required reading.”
“Vickie Gill has the uncanny ability to inspire and get the best out of just about any kind of student. She makes it about every individual kid, and the results are remarkable. Her insights should prove invaluable for any teacher wanting to improve his or her craft.”
"This book is a personal testimony of teaching using passion, wisdom, and diligence, and of what a successful classroom looks like."
“The author’s use of personal experiences and how they impacted her teaching practice serve as a powerful model for readers’ own reflection and commitment to change.”
“A book about the fearless joy, the common sense, and the B.S. detector necessary for good teaching. Brava!”
“This book is great for new teachers who are just starting out as well as veteran teachers who are determined to keep up with the ever-changing classroom. It is a winner for anyone who loves teaching and who cares about helping students reach beyond expectations.”
“This book is full of good, commonsense basics that apply not just to teaching but to life. Too often these practices are forgotten with the stresses of day-to-day living. Vickie Gill has an easy-to-read style that makes this book as much of a page-turner as any popular novel.”