Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners : Bringing Your Best Stuff Every Day!
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.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 149.86 x 220.98 x 10.16mm | 181.44g
- 15 Jan 2008
- SAGE Publications Inc
- Thousand Oaks, United States
Table of contents
Foreword by Alan M. BlanksteinPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. Appreciating Today's Students2. The Expanded Role of School Leaders3. The Expanded Role of Teachers4. If "All Children Can Learn," Then Why Aren't They Learning?5. Measuring Results That Count6. Creating #1 Classrooms7. Capture, Inspire, Teach8. Survival Tips for Today's Teachers and LeadersReferencesIndex
"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 "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 "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
About Stephen G. Peters
Over his 31 years in education, Stephen has been a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal and director of secondary education. Most of his experiences have been in schools that made significant growth in short periods of time thus, resulting in both National and State Blue-Ribbon distinction. Stephen is founder of the nationally recognized Ladies Club programs which provide options for thousands of at-risk and honor students throughout the United States. He is currently CEO & President of The Peters Group, a national education consulting company. The Peters Group has a track record of creating and sustaining success in schools, and districts, by supporting educators through a 3-step process of teaching and learning. He has served on panels as an education expert with former U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige in Washington, D.C. He also serves on university business advisory boards and Investment Group advisory boards where he is president. His mentoring and self-empowering program, Gentleman's Club, has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show as well as "America, America", which broadcasts to two million viewers in Portugal and Brazil. Stephen is one of the most sought after speakers in the United States.