Combining humor with experiential wisdom, this call to action inspires educators to strive for excellence in their classrooms. Real-world questions, fears, and doubts that even the best educators experience are explored, including disciplining a classroom without becoming a dictator, turning failure into success, and creating a positive learning atmosphere. In discussing the factors that make for exceptional teaching, teacher and student leadership skills are addressed, with advice on assessing teacher leadership and choosing solution-driven student leaders.
Tim Lautzenheiser is the founder of Attitude Concepts for Today and the author of The Art of Successful Teaching, The Joy of Inspired Teaching, and Music Advocacy and Student Leadership. He is a former ensemble director at New Mexico State University, Northern Michigan University, and the University of Missouri. He lives in Bluffton, Indiana.
"A collection of timeless essays that fully engage the reader in the art of effective teaching." —Michael Kumer, director, Duquesne University's Leadership Institute