Encouraging and inspiring all teachers to enjoy and look forward to everyday they spend with their students, author Gail Small offers readers a collection of real life experiences drawn from her 33 years of teaching. Her excitement and enthusiasm for her work are contagious as she encourages teachers, students, and parents to collaborate, share, and thrive in a school atmosphere where everyone happy and comfortable. The playfully illustrated and joyfully written children's story in this book is an inspiring, delightful read for any child.
Gail Small Gail Small is a Fulbright Memorial Scholar and People-to-People Ambassador. She has been named to Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities, Who's Who Among American Teachers, and is certified with The William Glasser Institute. She has been featured at national and international conferences on the subjects of communication, self-esteem, creativity, and gifted and challenged children. As an educator of 35 years, consultant, author, and international motivational speaker, her goal is to reach and inspire children, parents and teachers throughout the world! She is the author of Joyful Parenting, The Spelling Bee and Me, The Big Squeal and Life's Little Lessons. To visit the author's website, go to: http://gailsmall.com/.
Chapter 1 Dedication Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Forewords Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 1 Let the Real You Shine Out! Chapter 6 2 Communication Chapter 7 3 Motivation Chapter 8 4 Positive Self-Esteem Chapter 9 5 Choices Chapter 10 6 Circle Chapter 11 7 The Organization Chapter 12 8 When in Doubt, Ask Them to Take a Survey Chapter 13 9 Thematic Teaching Chapter 14 10 "I Have Nothing to Do" Chapter 15 11 The Teacher Did What? Chapter 16 12 Get Out of the Reading Books Chapter 17 13 Oral Reports Chapter 18 14 Mistakes Chapter 19 15 Those Things Everyone is Always Talking About Chapter 20 16 Energy, Enthusiasm, and Spontaneity Chapter 21 17 The Connection Chapter 22 18 Parent Involvement Chapter 23 19 Let Them Give to You Chapter 24 20 9-1-1 Chapter 25 21 And in Conclusion Comes Only a Beginning Chapter 26 References Chapter 27 About the Author