Welcome public school educators!
Public schools are unique. Most likely, your school draws its students (and its funding) from your local community. You don’t have the luxury of recruiting the best and brightest. Your job is to help every child learn and thrive.
So what is the secret to a thriving local public school?
The linchpin is the home environment of children before they ever walk in the doors of pre-kindergarten or kindergarten. Early experiences set kids up for learning, or frustration. I know. As a third grade teacher in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, I learned that more than a third of my student’s hadn’t passed the baseline second grade achievements – not because they had lousy teachers, but because they were behind (sometimes years behind) on day one of kindergarten.
Can The Apprenticeship of Being Human help my school?
I’m convinced that the better you understand the dynamics of early formation, the more you will have compassion for your students, establish realistic expectations for their growth and development, and creatively engage families before their children reach school age. Together those three elements can help your students – and your school – to thrive.
Specifically, by reading this book, you will:
- Understand the impact of early home life on your student population
- Recognize the power of early brain development for your students’ achievement
- Learn from other educators’ creative methods of early family engagement
- Know what parents can do to help their children thrive
- Identify ways that schools, non-profits, and community organizations can work together to support thriving families in your community
Because The Apprenticeship of Being Human:
- Provides an overview of the nature and rate of human brain development
- Offers a simple, compelling metaphor that captures the power of relationships
- Explains the power of stories in forming children for learning and life . . . by telling stories
- Describes how educators, parents, policy makers, medical professionals and non-profits can and should work together for the good of families with young children
Are you an education blogger? I offer:
- Custom giveaways for your audience.
- Audio/video interviews on parenting, early ed, character formation, habits, and stories.
- Guest posts for your audience
- Webcast seminars
Want to use it for professional development or a book club?
Contact me for volume discounts.