“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.
Chapter 3: The Expanded Role of Teachers
The Expanded Role of Teachers
Our greatest accomplishment is to be sure there is a teacher in every classroom, every day, who makes every student feel like a human being.
In this chapter, in order to bring your best stuff every day, you should understand the following:
- The Realities of Teaching
- Successful Delivery Systems
- Teacher Personality Types
- How to Avoid Blind Spots
- Knowledge Work
Many years ago, one of my former teachers called me up to her desk. It was the last day of school and she wanted me to know I was ready to move on to the next grade. She proceeded to do the same with all of my classmates, one by one. When we had all gone before her, she asked all of us to ...