“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 8: Survival Tips for Today's Teachers and Leaders
Survival Tips for Today's Teachers and Leaders
There is a new requirement to qualify to teach or lead in a school district today. It is to survive while holding on to our passion for educating ALL learners.
By the end of this chapter, in order to bring your best stuff every day, you should understand the following:
- How to Set the Tone for Survival
- How to Be a Successful Teacher
- The ABCs of Survival
There are those who have come into our profession burning with passion, but leave overcome with pain—the pain of knowing they had the knowledge to give, but could not find ways to transfer what they knew to the reluctant learners we [Page 98]face today. Then, there are those who enter ...