Reviving the Soul of Teaching
Balancing Metrics and Magic
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Reviving the Soul of Teaching by Terrence E. Deal
Book Description'This book is wonderful. My colleagues often state that the joy has been taken out of teaching. This book is a wake-up call that should be read by lawmakers at every level. Today I am celebrating the childhood of my students - something that we forget to do' - Christine Zajac, Principal Lt. Clayre Sullivan School, Holyoke, MA. There is more to education than teacher-proof curricula and scores on high-stakes tests! Educators know that genuine teaching involves caring, compassion, and building character - principles that can sometimes take a back seat to short-term goals of standardized performance.This inspirational volume for practicing teachers, student teachers, and school leaders champions the heart and soul of teaching and emphasizes how teachers can influence, inspire, and touch the lives of learners. The book explores the central themes of teaching practice and offers perspectives on: teaching as an art that promotes creativity, character, and imagination in students; balancing testing and accountability with the art and passion of teaching; authentic being and authentic teaching; reform from the ground level, where educators are making a difference in the lives of their students; and, new directions for accountability mandates. A motivating and empowering guide, this book reminds educators why they went into teaching in the first place!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412940528
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Terrence E. Deal
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The most trusted guide to school culture, updated with current challenges and new solutions Shaping School Culture is the classic guide to exceptional school leadership, featuring concrete guidance on influencing the subtle symbolic features of schools that provide meaning, belief, and faith.
Reframing Organizations, Hardback (September 2013)
Outlines its four-frame model that examines organizations as factories, families, jungles, and theaters or temples: The Structural Frame; The Human Resource Frame; The Political Frame; and The Symbolic Frame.
How Great Leaders Think, Hardback (April 2013)
The proven model that offers powerful and elegant strategies for leaders How Great Leaders Think: the Art of Reframing uses compelling, contemporary examples to show how more complex thinking is the key to better leadership.
Leading with Soul, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Terrence E. Deal
A new edition of the bestselling book on finding one's personal path to leadership Leading with Soul has inspired thousands of readers since its publication more than a decade ago. Far ahead of its time, the book illuminated the deeply personal journey to leadership.
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Author Biography - Terrence E. Deal
Terrence E. Deal is the Irving R. Melbo Professor at University of Southern California's Rossier School. He is an internationally known lecturer and author who has written numerous books on leadership and organizations. In addition to those written with Lee Bolman, he is the coauthor of Corporate Cultures (with Alan Kennedy, 1982) and Shaping School Culture (with Kent Peterson, 1999). Peggy Deal Redman is director of teacher education and professor of education at the University of La Verne in La Verne, CA.
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