"I felt inspired and renewed and validated."
-Cathy Lutz, Teacher
Madison Station Elementary School, MS
"Both practical and inspirational."
-Chris Laster, Teacher
Russell Elementary School, Smyrna, GA
"This is a book I want to utilize with my preservice students. It is right on, a great positive PR tool for our new teachers."
-J. Victor McGuire, Founder
National Association for Beginning Teachers
Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"The author's voice is clear and comes from a deep set of values and beliefs that should be heard by contemporary teachers in training and by practicing teachers."
Professional Development Center
Smile as early and as often as you can in your learning classroom!
Explore the realities behind eight well-known teaching myths with veteran teacher educator Peggy Deal Redman. With insightful classroom stories, reflective questions, how-to tips and strategies, and inspirational quotes to encourage, inspire, and motivate every teacher in today's professional learning community, this creative resource offers:
- Tools for building a positive classroom environment
- Sound advice for developing respectful relationships with students
- Tips for collaborating with colleagues, administrators, and parents
- Ideas for rekindling professional idealism