Empowered: A Teacher Tale of Classroom Culture Creation Book
Empowered: A Teacher Tale of Classroom Culture Creation Details
A smattering of smoky remnants is all that remains of the once promising fire of success in the classrooms of East Crossroads Middle School. The teachers, each having entered the profession with blazing ambition, now struggle to protect their feeble flames from the billows of student indifference and waning motivation.
Within days of unpacking, Mrs. Kris Able, expert teacher turned school guidance counselor, is unintentionally thrown into the ashes of the mess. With wisdom and experience, Kris skillfully leads the smoldering teachers of East Crossroads on individual reflective journeys in classroom culture creation. From the burst bubble of a naively enthusiastic first year teacher to the authoritarian habits of an old, burnt-out science grump, from the too-cool-for-school football coach turned history teacher to the haughty theatrics of a straight-arrow doctor of mathematics, Counselor Kris instigates change, little by little, by teaching her colleagues four empowering principles of creating a classroom culture of success.
Empowered succinctly outlines universal guiding principles of creating a classroom culture of student success and then applies each in a vivid and entertaining narrative, complete with characters and scenarios teachers experience daily in their own schools. With identifiable characters, applicable lessons, and an enjoyable plot, Empowereds beautiful blend of tips and tales is informative, entertaining and motivating.
Warm your hands and your heart by the swelling fire of Kris and her blossoming colleagues as they learn to create a classroom culture of student success.
I LOVE this novel. I wish I had read it my first year. I recommend this book to teachers everywhere. ~Olivia K., Elementary Teacher
"An essential resource for teachers. The type of novel I will enjoy going back to and rereading each summer. ~Angela B., Middle School Teacher
This book is a rich resource that ought to be required reading for all teachers. New teachers will be empowered from the start and experienced teachers will find practical ways to reinforce and even rekindle their passion for teaching. ~Carolyn L., Instructional Specialist
Very fun blend of narrative and instruction with beautiful, enriching language. Its so easy and fun to read! ~Connie W., Elementary Teacher
Fun and easy yet informative and motivating! All the important parts of creating a good classroom are put into a nice, organized package that seems so achievable. ~Cathy H., School Librarian