“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.

If “All Children Can Learn,” Then Why Aren't They Learning?

If “all children can learn,” then why aren't they learning?

The greatest gift we can give a child is hope.

By the end of this chapter, in order to bring your best stuff every day, you should understand the following:

  • Why Schools Operate Like They Do
  • Learning Styles
  • Teaching Styles
  • How Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Affect Learning
  • All Children Can Learn

I often ask myself the question, “If all children can learn, then why aren't they learning?” This seems to be a fair and logical question at a critical time in our society. If our country shares the belief that all children can learn, what drives it and how is it actually taking shape in our classrooms? The purpose of this ...

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