The Ultimate Teacher Review And Giveaway
Paperback, 278 pages
Publisher: HCI (May 4, 2009)
I recently was sent a copy of Todd Whitaker’s book, “The Ultimate Teacher” to review. It promised “The best experts’ advice for a noble profession with photos and stories. As a 35+ year public school veteran teacher, I was curious what insights the author would share and how practical the information would be.
As I read the stories about teachers who inspire, I was touched by the reality of “The Soul of a Award,” “The Odyssey,” and “The Hat.” Underachievement, rising to challenges, and giving of hope are realities within every schoolroom.
I reflected on uncommon teachers and unexpected lessons. I saw the importance of perspective in the tale “On Turkish Shores.” I felt sadness when I discovered the little boy in “Heaven Times Heaven” died. “Paying Dividends” illustrated one of the most important things I ever learned that good teachers teach children not subjects.
Teaching by example is something we all do–educators and family alike. Gabriel’s story “Picture-Perfect” proves the value of positive reinforcement. Tomaida’s success in “Tomaida’s Treasure” shows what is possible if one believes in oneself. Lois’s sweet memory in “Living Life Unretouched” reminds not to be fooled by the eye.
I was especially touched by the teacher’s caring heart selections. The truth in “To Touch a Child” is universal: make that child special. The lesson in “Bonnie”s Song” sings out: never give up. The moral of “Camp Ozanam” compels: recognize neediness.
As I pondered must-know information, I decided if I were an administer instituting workshops, seminars, and CEU credits, I would definitely make this book an option. What I found from years in the field is there. Issues like crisis, recommendations, poor reading, substitutes, hyperactivity, the gifted and talented, conferences, and planning are part of an educator’s job.
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