"Inspirational stories, thought-provoking parables, memorable quotes . . . It's a book to read, ponder, and debate."
Lois Bridges, The Galef Institute
"I hope all teachers and administrators read, think, discuss-and then act on these ideas. They nurture greatness."
Connie Muther, Consultant, Manchester, Connecticut
"One of the clearest statements to date regarding the importance of professional collegiality as the cornerstone of school reform."
Martin L. Krovetz, Professor of Educational Administration, San Jose State University
Change begins with teachers. Here's a guide to redefining teachers' roles and suggestions for what teachers must do to facilitate lasting school change.
Black offers ideas and suggestions to help you become a teacher who works toward change. She advocates changing attitides, classroom methodololies, curriculum, and professional growth even while retaining valuable teaching traditions.
This book shows you how to:
* Communicate with students and coworkers more effectively and assertively
* Refine your approach and build new beliefs
* Increase student responsibility for their own learning
* Design projects that involve your students
"All teachers should read this book. Very powerful."
Joseph Chilton Pearce, Author of Magical Child, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg