Be the reason your students succeed. .
Do you remember that teacher who literally changed your life?
Most likely, it wasn't the teacher who stood in front of the class
and lectured every day, filling your little head with information.
In fact, you probably can't even remember specifically "what" you
learned in the class, only that you had some sort of awakening. As
coauthor Tommie Lindsay points out, a great teacher doesn't merely
provide knowledge but rather "takes away the barriers to
"It Doesn't Take a Genius" will help you become that teacher.
Written by two nationally acclaimed educators, this inspirational
collection of real-life lessons takes you past the long hours, low
pay, and school politics that come to dominate the job and provides
a refreshing reminder of why you entered the profession in the
first place: to change lives for the better. "It Doesn't Take a
Genius" will also help parents identify and break through that
seemingly invisible barrier preventing their kids from reaching
their highest potential.. .
Tommie Lindsey and Randall McCutcheon have divided their book
into five sections, each focusing on a single "truth" they believe
will motivate students and forge them into individuals who want to
be engaged in their education and the outside world.. .
These five "truths" will aid you in being the model all kids
need and deserve--regardless of their background. The authors'
ideas, presented in short, easy-to-digest articles, are
complemented with first-hand success stories written by former
students who defied the odds, including inner-city kids with
at-risk backgrounds.. .
Every student has a purpose in this world, and it's one of
life'sgreat gifts to help him or her find it. Practical and
insightful, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" arms you with realistic
strategies to create students who will go out into the world not
only smarter but--more important--motivated, confident, and
Learn how to become the teacher you always wanted to be and to
help your students realize their potential. .
Each and every student is fertile ground for learning, even
those who seem bored, distracted, or even bitter. All they need is
care and attention. Whether you are a struggling teacher or
frustrated parent, "It Doesn't Take a Genius" helps you foster
success in even the most apathetic of students.. .
The authors, who hold numerous teaching awards, share their
secrets of turning kids from all walks of life into successful
students who go on to lead fulfilling, productive lives in
adulthood. "It Doesn't Take a Genius" is organized into five
universal "truths" behind making great possibilities come true.
Accompanying the authors' inspiring ideas are first-hand accounts
from their former students describing how they turned their lives
around to become successful lawyers, playwrights, professors, and
Written with affection and sincerity--and featuring cartoons by
acclaimed cartoonist Sidney Harris--"It Doesn't Take a Genius" is a
refreshing response to detached behavioral theory, dry teaching
manuals, and negative media stories concerning teachers and our
education system. It provides the tools you need to help students
unlock their enormous potential. Best of all, you'll come away with
the very real but often forgotten fact that the desire to build
students into curious, caring members of society isn't a pipedream.
It's a calling.. .
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