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A Compass for the Classroom How Teachers (and Students) Can Find Their Way & Keep From Getting Lost by Noah Benshea, Robert C. Di Giulio
  

A Compass for the Classroom How Teachers (and Students) Can Find Their Way & Keep From Getting Lost

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A Compass for the Classroom How Teachers (and Students) Can Find Their Way & Keep From Getting Lost by Noah Benshea, Robert C. Di Giulio

A Compass for the Classroom provides guidance, support, and inspiration. The book presents a new model of reflection using the metaphor of a compass, with directional points of humility, honesty, love, and faith. It is a guide to finding one's way in life by always considering the four points in our decisions and views. The book provides teachers with something to feed the spirit to succeed in the somewhat selfless struggle that educators take on to help students learn and thrive. It includes examples of the compass points in action in classrooms, as well as assessment checklists for teachers and students.

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This book helps us find our way back to a place where loving, caring adults nurture students to be their best. The authors help us recover schools as places of honesty, integrity, and hope. -- Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor of Inclusive Education


About the Author

Noah benShea is one of North America's most respected and beloved poet-philosophers, and a source of strength to millions around the world. He is the international best selling author of 20 books translated into 18 languages, including the famed Jacob the Baker series. He has spoken and taught at the best universities; served as a Dean at UCLA, visiting lecturer at MIT and The Fuqua Graduate Business School at Duke University, guest professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School, and a Fellow at several long range think tanks including USC's Center for the Humanities, and the esteemed Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. If you Google his name you find over 25,000 websites tied to his work. Noah benShea's inspirational thoughts are branded with some of North America's largest companies, dramatically impacting the workplace, and have appeared in hospitals, banks, on sugar packets, apparel, teddy bears and on over 30 million Starbucks Coffee Cups. His weekly columns on life were published for five years by the New York Times Regional Syndicate, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has spoken at the Library of Congress, is included in the Congressional Record, been published by Oxford University Press, and theWorld Bible Society in Jerusalem. A highly sought after public speaker, he is also a private advisor to corporate and political leaders, serves as an Ethicist for the The Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, was nominated for the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas that Improve the World Order, and in 2007 his work in Russian translation won 1st Prize at the European Intellectual Book Fair in Moscow. Noah benShea is also the Nat ional Laureate for the ALS Association. Now you can also have inspirational quotes from Noah benShea delivered daily directly to your inbox, via twitter, or on Facebook. Robert DiGiulio is Education Professor at Johnson State College in Vermont. He earned his Ph.D. in human development from the University of Connecticut, and recently earned his D.Ed. in socio-education from the University of South Africa. He began his teaching career in the New York City public school system, where he taught for a number of years. His 33-year career as an educator includes teaching at the elementary, middle, junior high and college levels, with experience ranging from crowded urban schools to a one-room schoolhouse. He has also served as a school principal educational researcher, consultant, and writer. As an educational consultant, he co-developed Teen Test, a vocational counseling program for adolescents. He coauthored educational computer software called Language Activities Courseware and authored its teachers guide. His Teacher magazine article The Guaranteed Behavior Improvement Plan was recognized as having one of the highest total readership scores of any of that magazines articles. He has authored numerous books including When You Are a Single Parent, Effective Parenting, Beyond Widowhood, and After Loss, selected by Readers Digest as their featured condensed book in May 1994. He is a contributing author to The Oxford Companion to Womens Writing in the United States, and Marriage and Family in a Changing Society, and is the coauthor of Straight Talk about Death and Dying. Most recently, he has written Nonviolent Interventions in Secondary Schools: Administrative Perspectives, a chapter in Peacebuilding for Adolescents: Strategies for Educators and Community Leaders, edited by Ian H. Harris and Linda R. Forcey. Dr. DiGiulio's most recent books are Great Teaching: What Matters Most in Helping Students Succeed, Educate, Medicate, or Litigate? What Teachers, Parents, and Administrators Must Do About Student Behavior, and Positive Classroom Management: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successfully Running the Show Without Destroying Student Dignity, both published by Corwin Press. Dr. DiGiulio's interests include international education, child behavior, and teacher education. He won a 2002-2003 Fulbright Scholar Award to the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland. He was a Delegate to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 2003 Conference on Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Understanding. Dr. DiGiulio is also a member of the Vermont Society for the Study of Education, and serves on the Project Harmonys Advisory Board on Education Programs. He resides with his family in northern Vermont.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd November 2004

Author

Noah Benshea, Robert C. Di Giulio

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
96 pages

Categories

Teaching skills & techniques

ISBN

9781412906241

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