Joehigh school teacher
Sarahelementary school librarian
Sueelementary school teacher
Juliehigh school music educator
Jenhigh school administrator
This truly should be a must-read for all educators in the field, and especially a required text for all teacher education programs.
Thank you for writing this book. It is the best professional development tool I have been exposed to in my 20 years of teaching. I have been silently suffering (not so silently at times) through the emotional work of being everything to everyone and not having a secure sense of self in the classroom. This book is chock-full of nuggets of wisdom and validation. I will continue to refer to it on a regular basis.
[This] book amazed me. Not only did I learn a lot from it in general terms, but it gave me some very strong specific ideas that I can use in my own classroom….[T]he discussions about button-pushing, what it means and how to deal with it…will change the way I teach.
There is a treasure trove of information for receptive educators. It’s amazingly accessible work.
I am just loving [this book]: so readable, truly substantial, and what a resource…it is for educators at large, parents, teachers, coaches, counselors, really anyone who interacts with kids on a regular basis.
I think it is a really important book for teachers. I think it should be integrated into every student teaching program in the country.
This was a sheer pleasure to read. The concepts are exciting, the writing powerful. I enjoyed every bit of it and learned a lot – and I’m neither a teacher nor a psychologist!