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Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners
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Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners
Bringing Your Best Stuff Every Day!



November 2007 | 128 pages | Corwin
Motivate educators in a collaborative endeavor to bring about real change in schools and classrooms! This resource provides practical guidelines for influencing school culture to inspire higher student performance levels 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 eloquently illustrates the immediate need for improvement in our schools and examines: the expanded roles for teachers and principals leading the change process; the reasons why many students do not perform well; practical, specific tips that can turn a school's vision for change into a school's reality.
 
Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Appreciating Today’s Students
 
2. The Expanded Role of School Leaders
 
3. The Expanded Role of Teachers
 
4. If “All Children Can Learn," Then Why Aren’t They Learning?
 
5. Measuring Results That Count
 
6. Creating #1 Classrooms
 
7. Capture, Inspire, Teach
 
8. Survival Tips for Today’s Teachers and Leaders
 
References
 
Index

“This book is a great resource on the important, changing roles of teachers within the classroom and administrative support within the school. A great read for district and campus leaders who want to motivate teachers, as well as for teachers who want to motivate students.”

Jennifer Baadsgaard, Assistant Principal
Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX

“The research and data presented in this book lay the foundation for the children of today and the challenges they encounter.”

Maudest Rhue-Scott, Principal
Sampit Elementary School, Georgetown, SC

"The passion that comes through when hearing Stephen Peters speak is echoed in this call to capturing the students who are most often marginalized. 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. This book continually comes back to the relationships formed between students and staff, and to this end Peters provides a continuous drumbeat of advice."

From the Foreword by Alan M. Blankstein

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